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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( July 31, 2002 )

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Creation Date: July 31, 2002

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: July 31, 2002

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

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Skim m ijni the news ... Anna lhMaria Island map in this edition, page 16.


i Anna Maria



The


Islander


Gring up or school, page 18.
Gearing up for school, page 18.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 38, July 31, 2002 FREE


On a movie set in Cortez 'Out of Time'


By The Islander staff
There was a lot of kissing going on, and a lot of
sweating going on, and a lot of action repeating itself.
All for a minute or two of screen time. Or maybe not.
That was the scene on the set of "Out of Time,"
starring Denzel Washington.
He's a hunk. The usually unimpressionable folks
of Cortez, and Anna Maria Island and elsewhere, who
flocked to the scene were really, really impressed with
their current "star." Their own hunk.
For an Oscar-blessed movie star whose every
whim is law, who has been on top of his profession for
a long time, Washington seemed about like any other
guy idling away the time while waiting for others to get
moving. Just an average guy, laid back. Still, there's
that $20 million.
The film sequence was shot in an artfully created
shanty on the water in the old fishing village of Cortez.
With Washington were co-star Sanaa Latham, a regi-
ment of production people, stand-ins, MGM staff and
crew. The scene, if it makes it into the movie, will be
a couple of minutes at most.
Washington wasn't all that interested in Cortez,
one way or another. It evidently was just another movie
location. He liked it fine, he said politely, but such
matters obviously didn't exactly fascinate him.
He made note of the weather, which was a humid 90-
PLEASE SEE OUT OF TIME, PAGE 10


Set-up in Cortez with Denzel
Oscar-winning movie star Denzel Washington spent several days in Cortez last week during the filming of
"Out of Time, "far right, with co-star Sanaa Latham, left. He also visited at least one Island restaurant. For
more details and pictures, see page 10. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Commission blocks manager on ballot; petition pondered


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
In a 3-2 vote Holmes Beach City Commissioners
stopped the city manager/commission referendum from
reaching the November ballot.
However, despite the defeating votes from Chair-
man Rich Bohnenberger and Commissioners Pat Geyer
and Roger Lutz, there is still a chance the issue will sur-
face on the ballot.
According to Don Schroder, members who served
on the ad hoc charter review committee plan to meet
later this week to discuss whether or not to move for-
ward with a citizen's initiative.
"We feel strongly that the rights of the citizens


Wild, friendly,
toothy
Michelle Yatros, wife
of dentist Gy, captured
this dolphin snapshot
while boating in the
Intracoastal Waterway
near Venice.- It's the
fifth weekly winner in
The Islander's eight-
week "Top Notch"
Photo Contest. The
photo now becomes
eligible foJbr the
newspaper's grand-
prize package, chosen
from eight consecutive
weekly winners to be
announced Aug. 28.
See guidelines, inside.


were usurped by the commission," said Schroder, who
served as chairman of the charter review committee.
The two key recommendations made by the com-
mittee increasing term limits from two to three years
and moving toward a city manager form of government
- were not approved for the November ballot.
According to Schroder, had the charter review
committee been elected by citizens and not appointed
by the commission, all recommendations would have
been placed on the ballot.
"We put in more than 100 hours of our time
working on this," said Schroder, "and we feel the
commission is blindfolded and not willing to look
toward the future."


Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger said he
based his decision on the fact that he didn't get one call
from citizens in favor of a city manager. And he de-
fended his decision by stating that if citizens feel
strongly, they can still put the issue on the ballot with
a citizen's initiative.
Commissioner Roger Lutz agreed "If you can get
350 people to sign an initiative then it should be on the
ballot, but I haven't heard anyone say they want it."
In order for citizens to initiate putting these items
on the ballot, 10 percent of registered voters in Holmes
Beach would have to sign a referendum. That amounts
PLEASE SEE MANAGER, NEXT PAGE




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Barring heat:

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The former Pete Reynard's landmark restau-
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driven by matriarch Eleanor (Reynard) Tatakis at
1 p.m. Thursday. The future home of Tidemark
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Both Island schools will host open houses
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PAGE 2 E JULY 31, 2002 N THE ISLANDER

Still no hearing dates set for Anna Maria Bridge


By Paul Roat
Dates for public meetings to offer Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation cost-benefit analysis on the
Anna Maria Bridge are still up in the air.
DOT's Marsha Burke told The Islander that num-
bers are still being crunched and the date for revealing
the figures is still uncertain, although the workshops
could be held as soon as August.
The 45-year-old bridge has been under scrutiny by
the DOT for about a decade. In the early 1990s, plans
were approved to demolish the span between Holmes
Beach and Perico Island with a replacement bridge of
65 feet of center-clearance for boaters.
Islanders objected to the replacement bridge and,
after a lengthy administrative hearing process followed
by lawsuits, the replacement structure was dropped by
the DOT. The bridge underwent repairs until last year,
when major inspections of the bridge's electrical, struc-
tural and mechanical components revealed damage.


Manager to be on ballot after all?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
to 350 to 500 signatures.
In other matters, the city is in the process of apply-
ing for maintenance dredging permits for the canals off
of 65th and 67th Streets. According to Mayor Carol
Whitmore, the money is already in the budget and the
next fiscal budget will provide maintenance for other
city canals.
Commissioners unanimously approved an ordi-
nance requiring that the unfinished side of a fence face
the homeowner putting up the fence.
Edward "Skip" Nunn was presented with a certifi-
cate of appreciation for his 25th anniversary working
with the city. Nunn is currently a foreman in the Pub-
lic Works Department and also served as an auxiliary
police officer with the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment from 1975 to 2001.
The millage rate for the city of Holmes Beach will
remain at a maximum of 2.25 mills for 2002-03.
The first public hearing on the 2002-03 city bud-
get will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at city hall.


The results of the inspections were made public in
two work sessions, the last of which was held April 4,
2002.
Essentially, the DOT has presented three options,
with costs:
Spend $9.7 million to repair the span, which
would result in 15-20 years of effective "life."
Spend $25.5 million to rehabilitate the bridge,
adding about 30 feet to its existing width to bring it up
to current bridge design standards. This option also
would give the bridge an additional 15 to 20 years of
life.
Spend $29.6 million to build a new, 21 -foot-high

clearance-at-center bridge, with an effective life span
of 75 years.
"We do not have a recommended alternative,"
DOT spokesperson Maryemma Bachelder said at the
time. "We're here at this time to say, 'Here's the con-
dition of the bridge. What's your pleasure?'
"We will do a cost-feasible study of all the build-
ing options, so we can compare apples to apples,"
Bachelder said then, adding that the information will be
presented in another workshop, the dates of which are
pending.


Anna Maria bridge

operator found dead
The bridge tender at the Anna Maria Bridge on
Manatee Ave./State Road 64 was found dead early
Thursday morning, July 25, apparently from natural
causes, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office.
MCSO spokesperson Dave Bristow said the body
of Allen Jones, 65, of 12507 44th Ave. W. in Cortez
was discovered inside the drawbridge shed by super-
visor Charles "Adam" Kenney at 4:30 a.m. Kenney
was called to investigate after the crew of a yacht was
unsuccessful in contacting the operator to raise the
bridge.
The boater then reached the Cortez Bridge opera-
tor, who called Kenney to investigate. MCSO deputies


Key help
Rescue personnel from Longboat Key came to the
aid of a sailing vessel the morning of July 24 after it
struck the Longboat Bridge while attempting to enter
Sarasota Bay. Damage to the sailboat was minimal,
but the bridge remained in the upright and locked
position for several minutes until the rescue unit
arrived and helped the boat clear the channel.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


arrived on the scene at 4:50 a.m., Bristow said.
"At this time, we believe the death was from natu-
ral causes," said Bristow. An autopsy will be conducted
as a matter of routine, he added, but no suspicious cir-
cumstances were noted by MCSO deputies investigat-
ing the incident.
The bridge was back in operation within a few
minutes of discovery of the body, Kenney said.
Kenney is a supervisor for the private company
that employed Jones as a bridge tender.


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THE ISLANDER U JULY 31, 2002 U PAGE 3


Turtles hatchlings see wrong light, half die


Ninety-nine loggerhead turtle hatchlings emerged
from their nest sometime Monday night, but by Tues-
day morning about half of them were dead because of
condo lighting visible on the beach.
It would have been annihilation had it not been for
people from the Anna Maria Island Club in Bradenton
Beach, said Suzi Fox, head of the Island Turtle Watch.
She said the babies dug up out of their sandy nest
on the beach in front of the condos at about 9 p.m. and
swiftly headed for the blue lights of the condo's park-
ing garage, instead of toward the sparkle of the sea as
instinct tells them to do.
The nest had been relocated by Turtle Watch when
it was threatened by a storm's waves, she said, and it
was not marked or caged so no one knew just where it
was. When the first hatchlings were spotted by club
residents, the people set about saving the turtles. But
within seconds there were more turtles than people and
it was chaos.
"They took them to the water, but they came right
back out," Fox said. "So when Turtle Watch volunteers
arrived, they put them in buckets to keep them alive for
release Tuesday night. We excavated the nest for the rest
of them and to determine the total number of hatchlings
from an egg count and put them in my garage as well."
Ultimately about 50 men, women and children
from the club were helping Turtle Watch volunteers,
Fox said, "and thank God for them."
Later, at 4:45 a.m., a bread delivery man alerted
Turtle Watch to more hatchlings in the nearby Circle
K store parking lot at 2523 Gulf Drive N., and half a


dozen were rescued there.
Fox said that a few years ago "experts" decided
blue lights might be safe beach lighting for turtles, but
they were wrong. Dead wrong.


Turtle
Watch
volunteers
collected
turtles and
placed
them in
buckets
after the
hatchlings
f l became
disoriented
s .. by lights.
About half
the turtles
from the
nest died.
Islander
Photo:
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. Joy




Now finally Harmony Management Co. of
Bradenton, which manages the residential club, has
promised to do away with the blue lights and go to
newer, more turtle-friendly lighting, Fox said.


... and Island getting 130 turtle lights


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Florida Power & Light will have special turtle-
friendly street lights in place all up and down the Island
by mid-September, the firm promised this week.
Acting on requests from the three Anna Maria Is-
land cities and strong prodding all season by Suzi Fox,
the firm has ordered the lights and will have them atop
poles along the beach within five weeks.
That's the assurance Don Sayre, FPL major accounts
manager, gave Fox, who heads the Island's Turtle Watch.
"They'll be probably 75 percent effective, which is
by far the best since we started testing lights in 1996,"
she said.


Mother turtles and their offspring head for the glit-
ter of the Gulf water and comparative safety, but lights
ashore regularly lure them to death by predators, en-
tanglement in brush or to be crushed by traffic.
Fox said the "cobra-head cutoff" fixtures can be
tilted to keep light invisible from the beach but still
light shoreside places that need it.
"We've tried everything up until now," she said.
"We've tried different color bulbs that didn't do the
job, we've blackened lights but that wasn't effective,
we've turned them off but that makes areas unsafe.
"The cobras are a good compromise."
Five of them have been successfully tested on
Gulf Drive at 11 th and 12th Streets South in Bradenton


Beach, and FPL left them up as a gift to the city.
Bradenton Beach will get 60 of the new fixtures,
Holmes Beach 45 and Anna Maria 25. More may be
added each year to accommodate beachfront changes.
The sea turtle nesting season officially ends Oct.
31, so the new lights will benefit the late hatches. "But
we'll be loaded for bear next season," Fox said.
A dozen nests have hatched so far out of the 104
total. Seven washed out in storms, and there have been
91 false crawls, tracks left by turtles that changed their
minds about nesting at that particular place.
The pingpong ball-size eggs hatch about two
months after being laid, 100-strong on average, to let
sun and sand incubate them.


... while bar mitzvah project devoted to turtles


Mario Ananda Morano has been fascinated with sea
turtles for most of his 13 years, and now he's really in the
thick of life among the big marine reptiles.
He has collected $325 in donations from fellow mem-
bers of Temple Beth El as his bar mitzvah project, all for
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch to help them protect
nesting turtles and hatchlings.
The temple asks all youngsters to do a community
service project as part of their bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah,
the rite celebrating the arrival of a Jewish boy or girl at the
age of religious responsibility.
A decision was a no-brainer for young Morano he
loves the sea and its turtles, and he saw only opportunity
to serve a cause he found valuable.
He and his parents, Frank and Rena Morano, lived in
Holmes Beach for a time near the Gulf of Mexico, his
mother said, and he has been fascinated by the water and
its inhabitants ever since. They now live in Palma Sola.
He read of Turtle Watch and its director, Suzi Fox, in
The Islander, phoned her and she explained the Adopt-a-
Hatchling and Adopt-a-Nest programs, and he went to
work for the turtles.
He set up a collection box with a small sign in the
synogogue and spoke to the congregation several times to
explain his project.
"The response of the Beth El congregation was so
nice," his mother said. "People gave cash there, and when
they sent presents for his bar mitzvah some of them added
money with a note saying 'One for you, one for your
project.'"
Fox was delighted at the young man's initiative and
his dedication to her cause. "It's a wonderful way to help
the community and a fine contribution to help an endan-


1 ,I .1
The rewards of success
Ananda Morano accepts two framed Adopt-A-Nest
certificates from Turtle Watch director Suzi Fox.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

gered species," she said.
She quickly set about arranging his apprenticeship
with Turtle Watch and its adoption programs; "adopting"
a hatchling comes with a $15 contribution, while "adopt-
ing" a nest carries a higher tab, usually $100 or more. He
has earned "the treatment," Fox said, bringing him certifi-
cates he hadn't counted on.
Ananda is otherwise busy with baseball and basket-
ball and other sports, and has been wrapped up in studies
for his bar mitzvah.
But there will be a last summer adventure for him


with Fox, joining Turtle Watch activities and shadow-
ing Fox on several turtle projects. And for the future,
he can look forward to many opportunities to help save
the endangered species.

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m., citizen recognition committee
meeting.
Aug. 5, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Aug. 8, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Mar,:; City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 1, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, beach volleyball presentation at Co-
quina Beach Aug. 10-11, proposed change to parking
ordinance presentation, request to purchase radio for
public works department, discussion of dredging ca-
nals, nominations for vacancy for Ward 3 seat, and
commission reports.
Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 7, 7 p.m., beautification committee meeting.
Aug. 8, 2 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.





PAGE 4 E JULY 31, 2002 U THE ISLANDER


Call for lower tax rate in Anna Maria


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners gave tentative
approval July 25 to a 2.0 millage rate for the city's
upcoming 2002-03 budget, the same rate as this year,
but heard, a plea from several residents to consider a
lower millage because of economic hardship.
With property values rising considerably, the city
is getting more revenue from ad valorem taxes this
year, and should consider reducing the millage rate to
help lower- income families in the city, some of which
have been hurt by the recent stock market downturn,
commissioners heard.
In addition, resident Diane Caniff asked if it was
"morally right" for the city to spend more money when
its citizens have less money. She called for public dis-
cussion of a lower millage rate.
The proposed city budget is $1.758 million, a near
30 percent increase from the current $1.366 million.
Revenue from ad valorem taxes is increasing by a pro-
jected $118,000 said city clerk Alice Baird, and another
$143,200 in revenue is the city's final share of the one-
cent countywide sales tax increase in effect during the
1990s.
The city's bill from the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office for police protection has increased by some
$50,000, and $157,000 is needed for renovations at city
hall.
Carol Ann Magill, however, thought commission-
ers were overspending. She said commissioners con-
sider the budget as if it were a "goody box." She also
claimed there has been no public input on the proposed
budget.
Not so, said Vice Mayor John Michaels, who
chaired the meeting in the absence of Mayor SueLynn,
who was ill. There were public discussions at both
budget workshop sessions, Michaels said.
In addition, he said there will be public discussion
on Sept. 4 when commissioners meet formally on the
proposed budget, and again on Sept. 18 at the final
budget hearing.
The proposed millage rate can be lowered by the
commission, but it can't be increased, Michaels said.
City Commissioner Chuck Webb noted that the
city has no control over the tax assessment issued to
property owners. That's a function of the county tax


assessors, he said. And assessments are going up in
Anna Maria because high prices of home sales are driv-
ing up the assessed value.
Dale Woodland advised residents to remember that
"only 9 percent of your tax bill goes to the city." The
remaining 91 percent is for the county, school district,
and several other funding areas, he said.
If an Anna Maria homeowner had a tax bill of $100
and didn't want to pay the city, the homeowner would
still owe $91 to the county, Woodland said.
He added that if a homeowner has a homestead
exemption, the appraised value of the property can only
go up a maximum of 3 percent every year.
Commissioner John Quam reminded those in at-
tendance that the budget and millage rate are "only ten-
tative." Everyone will get a chance to take potshots and
speak for a lower rate at the Sept. 4 and Sept. 18 meet-
ings.

Right-of-way encumbrance
In separate appearances before the commission,
residents Herb Ditzel and Ed Spring both advised they
had recently received a letter from the code enforce-
ment officer saying a complaint had been filed about
a violation on their respective properties and giving a
July 29 deadline to fix the problem.
The two men both claimed they have extenuating
circumstances and presented pictures to support their
claims. Ditzel said that by ordinance, the city commis-
sion could grant an exception to a right-of-way
encumberance.
Spring owns a house at the end of Oak Avenue where
the county water mains present a problem when motorists
have to turn around. Ditzel's home is on South Bay Bou-
levard and turn-around there is also a problem.
When resident Rick DeFrank piped up to say that
violations have to go to the code enforcement board,
Commissioner Webb said the letters were not violation
notices because a date is given for corrective action.
Everyone who has received such a letter can still come
before the commission with an application for an ex-
ception, he said.
Commissioner Linda Cramer said there needs to be
an established form and procedure to apply for an ex-
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New sheriff's deputy in Anna Maria
Manatee County Sheriffs Office deputy Sgt. John
Kenney has taken over the reins of the MCSO station
in Anna Maria following the departure of Sgt. Ed
Norris to a new assignment. Kenney, a 25-year
veteran of law enforcement, including 17 years with
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robbery and violent crimes unit and he's expecting a
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Anna Maria
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ception and suggested the issue be placed on the agenda
for the next commission workshop Aug. 8.
"Now we're getting responses and pictures and we
can go somewhere with this," she said.
The commission agreed that anyone who has re-
ceived a-letter from code enforcement on a right of way
issue can go to city hall to apply for an exception. Any
deadline for correction in that letter would then be ex-
tended until action is taken by the commission,
Michaels said.
Webb advised the commission that he, too, has
received a letter, but he's simply going to make the
necessary corrections to his property.
Thirty-two letters were sent to city residents by
Code Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon regarding a
right of way complaint.
In other matters, the commission approved by a 3-
1 vote a resolution for the mayor to etter into an agree-
ment for a forestry grant application. Georgia Van
Cleave, who is writing the grant, said it was the same
grant as last year, when the city received $10,000 in
matching funds.
City commissioners and the public were intro-
duced to Sgt. John Kenney of the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office, who is the new officer in charge of the
city's MCSO station.
Commissioners also tabled discussion on minutes
taken at public meetings until SueLynn returns.

Roser Cottage
Kent Davis, a volunteer with the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Society, presented the commission with
a petition of more than 500 signatures advocating that
the commission declare the Roser Cottage on Pine
Avenue a city historical site.
He said the city has the power to declare Roser
Cottage an historical site under a city ordinance passed
in 1991. The petition will be discussed at the next
workshop session.

Public comment
The last 30 minutes of the meeting was devoted to


public comment and Caniff questioned why the com-
mission had reduced the line-item amount for city com-
munications from $6,000 to $3,000. She wondered if
the city was acting in an underhanded manner and try-
ing to put publication of The Record in the wastebas-
ket. She asked for valid reasons why the city wants to
eliminate it.
The Record is the city publication of minutes of
meetings and other items of interest, including a list of
residents. It was put together by a group of volunteers
until Sunshine Law issues were raised several months
ago by Mayor SueLynn. The volunteers then declined
to participate further.
Michaels denied the city was trying to eliminate
The Record. There is money in the budget and Caniff
will have "ample time to address this issue" at the bud-
get meetings in September.
Cramer said the consensus at the last workshop
was to send a card to everyone on The Record mailing
list to determine how many people wanted the publi-
cation. Putting $3,000 as a line item was not "doing
away with it," Cramer contended.
Magill claimed that budget workshop sessions did
not allow public comment, and she wanted to state that
the city should not be spending $157,000 for renova-
tions to city hall when the drainage system on Spring
Avenue was a disaster. She said she only learned of the
renovation plans for city hall when she saw the budget.
Michaels advised that the renovation plans at city
hall have been discussed extensively at several public
meetings recently and Public Works Supervisor
George McKay presented the initial drawings for the
project at one of those meeting.
DeFrank wondered if the commission had a right
to approve the consent agenda at the start of the meet-
ing without accepting public comment. "For the record,
there were votes taken and no public comment."
Michaels said it's an administrative procedure and
has been done in the past without public comment.
Resident Bill Modis seemed somewhat out of
place for an Anna Maria public meeting,
complimenting the commissioners on the manner in
which they have conducted themselves at recent
public meetings, particularly during the Villa Rosa
subdivision discussions.


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Grassy Point
Bob Fluke is offering the City of Holmes
Beach $3,125 in mitigation money to be used
for environmental restoration or enhancement of
Grassy Point.
Fluke's contribution comes as a condition
of his building permits for the lot he owns in the
2900 block of Avenue A, which includes wet-
lands.
Fluke said his building plans will cause
shading issues, which will impact the wetlands
on his property. Therefore the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection has issued
him, a permit contingent on mitigation.
According to Holmes Beach City Attorney
Pat Petruff, if Holmes Beach does not accept the
offer, Fluke can look for alternatives for mitiga-
tion and would not necessarily be prevented
from moving forward with plans for his prop-
erty.
Speaking as a member of the Manatee/
Sarasota Conservation Committee of the Sierra
Club, Joan Perry raised concerns that the miti-
gation deal would be "another terrible loss of
wetland habitat.
"The Sierra Club will be coming back to
you on this issue," Perry assured commission-
ers, "$3,000 is a pittance for the destruction of
the beautiful wetlands on Avenue A."
City commissioners asked Petruff to look
into the matter thoroughly, and according to
Roger Lutz it sounds like the deal would be a
"gift horse" if done safely.


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Opinion


Some like it hot
When the office air conditioning quits on a hot July
day, and the indoor temperature hits 80 degrees with
humidity nearly to match, it's a meltdown.
Everyone here stayed calm and quiet, and two sel-
dom-used antique fans came out of retirement. By the
time the ice melted (yes, an AC-unit ices up and then
blows warm air), it was afternoon and both the hectic
and hot portion of the day were behind us.
Not true outdoors, where the thermometer has been
reaching the "feels like" 112 degree mark. While ev-
eryone was grateful for the rain, it created a steam-bath
atmosphere, causing buckets of sweat.
One of the office terriers nearly "fried" on a short
two-block walk. Too hot for little dogs.
What we're saying is, it's tooooooo hot.
Then there's the other side of the coin, the folks
who have no AC and like it! Ugh.
It's officially the "dog days," as noted in this
week's Sandscript column.
Summer has tempers flaring around the Island,
where in Holmes Beach, Commissioner Don Maloney
and some of the charter review committee members are
upset that a suggested change in the charter to approve
a city administrator won't make it to the ballot. The city
commission denied it. They hoped to let the citizens
decide the issue, and maybe voters will yet get the
chance. They vow to force it on the ballot with a
citizen's initiative that will require an approximate 350
signatures. And Maloney may be able to accomplish
that with a walkabout on Key Royale.
In Anna Maria, tempers flared over the budget and
increased spending all thanks to the rise in property
values and added revenue to the city as a result. One
resident complained that the funding for the city news-
letter was cut, but considering everyone on the news-
letter committee quit rather than adhere to Florida's
Sunshine Law, who could be surprised.
Bradenton Beach is still haggling over the resigna-
tion of Commissioner Ross Benjamin and speculating
on who will take his place. The visioning process
wrapped up there with not so much as a suggestion of
downzoning the purpose, we thought and a plat-
ter of pablum was the result.
The latest thing to hit the sizzling platter ... The
Islander's 10-year anniversary community service
project an offer to supply and maintain new, mod-
ern modular newsracks to serve all area publications
within public areas in all three cities at no cost to
the cities.
Heaven forbid if it gets any hotter.


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Regarding the articles on gated property. It may
interest your readers to know that there are numerous
such locations on the Island. Sunset Cove at the end of
Beach Street is but one example.
Many others rely on vegetation, fences and signage
to enhance the "keep-out" mentality. "Posted", "Private
Street", "Owners Only", etc. Who is to know it this is elit-
ist snobbery or the creation of an illusion of security?
Also, a brief comment on all that has been said and
written about protecting and enjoying our little piece of
paradise. In the mid I970s the Eagles wrote a song
about the rapid overdevelopment and commercializa-
tion of southern California. It's entitled, "The Last
Resort." The song ends with the words "they called it
paradise, I don't know why, you call someplace para-
dise, kiss it good-bye.
Bruce Goldring, Holmes Beach

Last word?
An open letter of thanks ...
To say the least, it has been a very eventful nine
months from that moment last November when I was
elected to the office of commissioner in Bradenton
Beach, but unfortunately, as a result of some personal
and political issues, I had to make a decision that I re-
ally did not want to make, in deciding what, in the long
run, was best for my wife and myself and our future.
One of the candidates for office on election night
last year made a comment to me as the results were
posted. He said, "I hope you have wisdom and use it
wisely." I thought a lot about that and I believe today
it deserves a response.
I believe wisdom is knowing what is right and what
is wrong. I believe wisdom is also knowing when to
speak, when not to speak, and knowing how to speak
with words that project maturity, fairness, honesty and,
above all else, "integrity," without hurting others.
Without those, we simply sink to a very low level in
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posing views. And I believe when we sink to that low
level, it tarnishes not only those who speak the words,
but everyone else as well!
That to me is wisdom and hopefully we all will use
it wisely!
I would like to thank the citizens of this city and
most especially those who supported me during my
campaign, got out and voted me into office, for giving
me the limited time and opportunity I had in represent-
ing you. Though I am stepping down from by commis-
sion seat, I will not be an unseen, nor an unspoken citi-
zen. I have been asked by the mayor to work with the
city in some areas that I was previously involved in and
have agreed to do so, and I assure everyone that I will
be visible and will be there when divergent or contro-
versial issues are sitting in front of our city government.
That is my promise.
The delayed semi-retirement I came here to enjoy has
now begun. I hope everyone will understand my decision.
Ross Benjamin, Bradenton Beach


The worst eyesore
In April my husband and I traveled through the
states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Caro-
lina, Virginia and Maryland. It was of special interest
to me that the roadside litter in all these states.did not
equal the debris from Kingfish Boat Ramp on Anna
Maria Island to 75th Street in Bradenton.
This situation is deplorable and has been a source
of concern to me for years to no avail. The citizen
cleanup is deeply appreciated but it does not take long
for trash to accumulate. Beautification efforts of our
Island are a waste of time and money when the road-
side is such an eyesore.
I just called the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation (as I have many times in the past years) register-
ing my complaint. I hope all of you who feel as I do
will do the same. There has to be a solution with nec-
essary steps taken immediately to remedy this situation.
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Campaigning starts in earnest in Manatee County
Let the races begin! District 4 it is William E. Partridge. Democrat Arlene Sweeting and Libertarian James
Qualifying ended Friday or, in some cases, Sat- Manatee County Commission District 6, which is Wallace in November.
da for political offices in federal state county an at-large seat and therefore is a race in which Islander Judicial races are heated contest this election


and local elections.
An airplane crash at the Tallahassee Municipal
Airport in the state capital prompted a one-day exten-
sion on filing for some offices, hence the Saturday
deadline for congressional and legislative candidates.
Local qualifying ended at noon Friday.
Following are races of interest to Islanders. Ex-
cluded are congressional and statewide candidates.
On the localest of local levels, there won't be any
campaigning for seats on the West Manatee Fire &
Rescue District Commission, as the three candidates
for the three seats were unopposed. Taking another
term in office in District 2 is Lawrence C. Tyler, Jr.; in
District 3 the commissioner is John R. Rigney; and in


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye has issued
his opinion relating to minutes taken and published
at Anna Maria City Commission meetings follow-
ing a July 8 letter to the city by former volunteer
members of The Record staff. The Record had pub-
lished the minutes for the city until recently when
a question by Mayor SueLynn regarding meetings
of the staff and the Sunshine Law resulted in the halt
of publication.
Dye said that while Florida law says minutes of
public meetings "shall be promptly recorded, and
such records shall be open to public inspection," the
statute does not definite what "promptly recorded"
means. The city has some flexibility and discretion
in this area, he said.
However, Dye said that by definition, prompt
means "on time, punctual and without delay."
The July 8 letter had complained transcribed
minutes were often delayed in publication.


may cast ballots, incumbent Republican Pat Glass is
challenged in the Sept. 10 primary election by fellow
Republican Ginki Miller. The winner of that race will
face write-in challenger David Daugherty in the Nov.
5 general election.
Florida Senate District 21 sees Republicans Mike
Bennett and Mark Flanagan facing off against each
other. The winner of the primary will be on the Nov. 5
ballot with Democratic challenger C.J. Czaia.
In the Florida House of Representatives District 68
seat, which includes the Island, Cortez and Northwest
Bradenton, Republican challengers include Bill
Galvano, Benjamin Milks, Dave Miner and Brian
Murphy. The eventual winner of that contest will face


Dye said that if anyone wants an immediate re-
view of the minutes, copies of the handwritten min-
utes could be provided until the printed version is
available.
But minutes are a "high priority" according to
the law, said Dye, although the city has the discre-
tion to set a time frame on the production of printed
minutes. The city commission could make an "in-
house policy decision" on when minutes will be
published, he added.
Dye addressed another question in the July 8
letter regarding the fact that no minutes are taken
and published of commission workshop sessions.
Dye said workshop sessions are a proper pub-
lic meeting and minutes "must be taken."
He did not believe that town meetings should
have transcribed minutes as those are not consid-
ered proper public meetings and commissioners are
not required to attend. The proceedings at town
meetings and workshop sessions are recorded by
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For circuit judge, Group 5 a non-partisan race
- voters will have the chance to cast ballots for Susan
Chapman, Charlie Roberts, Adam Tebrugge or Laurie
Zimmerman Sept. 10.
For circuit judge, Group 19, the choices are be-
tween Preston DeVilbiss Jr., Cynthia Evers, Diana
Moreland and Ed Nicholas.
For those not registered to vote, you have until
Aug. 10 to qualify for the Sept. 10 primary election,
and until Oct. 5 for the Nov. 5 general elections. Voter
registration forms are available at all three city halls on
the Island, as well as The Islander office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.


MCAT to aid voters
The Manatee County Area Transit will give voter
registration a boost from now until Oct. 5 by placing voter
registration cards on all area buses in addition to the Mana-
tee Trolley serving the Island.
Riders who have not yet registered to vote can fill out
the cards and drop them off with the driver.
MCAT marketing manager Susan Hancock said
MCAT will collect the cards each day from the drivers and
deliver them to the Manatee County election supervisor's
office. Riders can also mail in their registration card. Voter
identification cards are then mailed by the election office
to those registering, said Hancock.
Cards collected by Aug. 10 will qualify the person to
vote in the September primary election, while those turned
in on or before Oct. 5 will qualify that person for the No-
vember elections.
MCAT buses will provide a "free ride day" on Sat-
urday, Aug. 10, to remind persons to qualify to vote in the
November election.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, is primary election day and also a
"free ride day" on MCAT buses, Hancock said. Nov. 5,
the date of the general election, will also be a free ride day
throughout the MCAT system.


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Memories of Pete Reynard's Yacht Club Restaurant


Twenty, 30, 40, even 50 years ago, you couldn't
run into a single soul who didn't have fond memories
of Pete Reynard's Restaurant.
People enjoyed dining there, sure, but many area
folks met there and married, some were married there,
they met evenings to dance and enjoy life, whether on
vacation or fresh off a hard day's work.
Stories abound. A local plumber regularly dressed
in a tuxedo and danced the night away. Folks drove
from Clearwater and beyond for anniversaries and cel-
ebrations. Celebrities by the score and Major League
ballplayers dined and partied there, and the Reynard's
became friends to them all.
It was a time before bistros and fine eateries pro-
liferated. There was Pete's and Trader Jacks. But Pete
Reynard lived on long after Trader Jacks in Bradenton
Beach lay in ashes.
Pete died on a vacation to his Greek homeland in
1975, but Eleanor carried on alone, then met and mar-
ried Tony Tatakis in 1979.
She says her fondest memory of the old days is
"coming across the old rickety wooden bridge to Anna
Maria Island. And we had dogs back then, miniature
dachshunds, and they were scared to death.
"We had hard times at first, you know, not enough
people and not enough bridges until Pete went on
TV.
"Pete went on TV with Jack Swift on WSUN and
showed off his plank steak with all the vegetables deco-
rating the platter folks remembered it from his
Clearwater restaurant 'Stardust,' and then we got the
Skyway [Sunshine Skyway Bridge], and the bridges to




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Anna Maria and we sold 'em like crazy."
"It was TV that made him famous."
And she recalled her fondness for "People. Joe
DeMaggio. Joey Burns. Celebrities. Patsy and Fred
[Hutchinson] and Mary and Birdie [Tebbetts]. Very,
very good friends. They always brought baseball
people. Warren Spahn. too."
The Reynards endured a fire that destroyed the
facility in 1965, but recovered and rebuilt an even finer
club, bringing top area "big bands" and fine dining.
Island real estate agent and resident since 1960,


Helen White said she had lots and lots of fond memo-
ries, but she noted a disturbing event when the sizzling
steak platter price soared from $1.75 to $1.95. "People
were enraged," she said, "but they soon got over it."
Snooks Adams, Holmes Beach police chief who
celebrated his retirement at Pete's in 1975 with a full
house, said:
"My best memory of Pete Reynard's is that I met
my wife Liz there.
"I was sitting and talking with Pete, and Eleanor, who
was always trying to fix me up with women after my di-
vorce, said, 'There's one for ya, and she's available.'
"It was Liz and she was working there, and driving to
work in a black Ford with Kansas license plates. I went in
the kitchen where she had to come pick up her customer's
food, and asked if the car with Kansas plates was hers. She
said yes, and I said if you're gonna be working here you
gotta get Florida plates, it's the law.
"She asked me why I bothered trying to arrest
people who were working and making a living, and I
said, that's what I'm doing. Making my living, arrest-
ing people.
"A couple of days later, well, we (Snooks holds his
hand up, palm down and rocks his fingers back and
forth) got together.
"That's my best memory from Pete's, and the best
thing that ever happened to me."
That's how it went for many years, for lots of folks.
It was an era of rich enjoyment for Anna Maria Island,
and all thanks to the hospitality of Pete Reynard's.
It put us on the map.

Next page of pictures,
clockwise from top left:
Pete Reynard and his trademark pencil-thin
mustache in the kitchen with Chef Bob Davis
in the 1960s. Bob was at the restaurant 15
years, into the 1970s, but Eleanor said it
"wasn't unusual for Pete to roll up sleeves
and help out. That was his nature, but he
loved his suits. He always had beautifid
suits. The dining room before the fire.
Post-fire, Reynard installed the famous
revolving "compass room." Another dining
room before the fire, taken from a postcard.
A bridge crossing the boat basin from the
restaurant to Marina Drive, with the first
"wing" of Island Shopping Center in the
background. The equally famous "revolving
buffet, also from a postcard. The annual
blessing of the fleet on Pete's dock. Photos
and memorabilia courtesy Eleanor Tatakis.

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Island may see


more of Denzel

Mike Rappaport was minding his own business,
the Banana Cabana, when a dinner guest opened vis-
tas for Rappaport and Anna Maria Island.
With a full house Monday evening, July 22, he
offered three newcomers a seat to wait for a table. In a
few minutes one introduced himself: "My name is
Denzel Washington," emphasis on the "zel."
Wow. He and his two bodyguards got the next
open table, and invited Rappaport to join them. He only
needed one invitation. Talked and laughed it up with
them for an hour and a half.
"He said his Mom lives in Boca Raton," Rappaport
said. "I told him he should bring her here, it's safer."
"Maybe I'll look around," the Oscar-winning
movie star said. "In fact I'll look at Anna Maria and
Longboat Key tomorrow."
On Rappaport's recommendation they all had
mango macadamia-encrusted grouper, the signature
dish of the Bradenton Beach restaurant, and all ex-
pressed pleasure. How come a Rappaport has a Jamai-
can/Caribbean restaurant, Washington wanted to know.
"I traveled the Caribbean for years and learned it and
loved it," the Islander told him.
The actor and the restaurateur and the gigantic
bodyguards started trading jokes about then, and "the
rest of the story" became unquotable in The Islander.
As they were leaving about 9 p.m. Washington said
he was going to tell his managers to get in touch with
Rappaport with an eye to opening "Denzel's Caribbean
Restaurant," for they've been looking for a theme for
restaurants they may open, he said.
He told the Cabana Banana staff he'd be back in
Wednesday but, Rappaport said, "someone's e-mail
made it to some other newspapers, and the place was
packed with people waiting for him."
Washington apparently heard and didn't show.
Neither did The Islander, hence no pictures.
Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson


Washing-
ton and
friends
walk out to ,
these at
the end of
the dock at
Cortez
Wood
Design for
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of "Out of
Time." .


Sanaa Lathamn and Denzel Washington.


Fisherman Washington on the Cortez docks.


Latham and Washington share a tender moment.




Latham and Washington share a tender moment.


'Out of Time' filming in Cortez
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
plus degrees. Southern California is hot, he said, but it's
a more bearable dry heat. "This heat really rocks me," he
said. Indeed, the busiest man on the set seemed to be the
sweat-wiper. He swabbed moisture from Washington's
face with tissues before every take and in between, and
there were a lot of takes, literally dozens.
The scene called for the small-town cop (Washing-
ton) to be fishing off his porch when his lovely nem-
esis (Latham) showed up, and they talked a bit and
kissed and went into the house. Over and over, all af-
ternoon. They even changed outfits and went the scene
again, over and over again.
Cameras would move for a new angle, new take.
Washington would change his sweaty shirt for a fresh
one. "I don't know how many of these I have," he said.
"I think about 20." They're identical, white with a po-
lice badge embroidered on the chest. He dressed and re-
dressed in a tiny air-conditioned room or in his big
Airstream motor home parked with others nearby at the
Cortez Kitchen.
During a lull his wife came to visit, ferried by Capt.


Kim Ibasfalean of Cortez in a pontoon boat. Paulette
Washington looks like a wife, not one of the glamor-
ous young chickies who surround her husband in Hol-
lywood. But she has something: Denzel. They've been
married since 1983, and happily, and have four chil-
dren, two of them twins.
He, incidentally, looks to be 30, tops, though born
in 1954. In Mount Vernon, N.Y. Twenty-five years ago
he moved to California after graduating from Fordham
University in 1977 in journalism. He's far beyond a
reporter's expectations, drawing $20 million a picture.
Cortez puzzled him. "How do you make a living
fishing?" he asked Mark Ibasfalean, commercial fish-
erman who was helping wife Kim handle the boats and
move folks around from one waterfront area to another.
"They keep making it harder," Ibasfalean said,
explaining the 1995 ban on net fishing that effectively
killed the mullet harvest and now the proposed stric-
tures on red grouper.
"You have to fill the boat up with fish every day,"
Ibasfalean said. "Out early and back late."
"When waters are overfished, how long does it
take to restore the fish?" Washington asked, a ques-
tion with dozens of answers, none of which


Washington offers his opinion on, perhaps, the
number of takes it takes to make a movie.

Ibasfalean imposed on him.
Washington seemed puzzled that fishermen, no mat-
ter how hard-working, could afford houses like the one he
was occupying near the Seafood Shack during his stay in
Cortez. They can't, he was advised, his lodging was
somebody's winter mansion, while most Cortezians live
in small sturdy houses, many of them ancestral.
He marveled too at the thousands of birds on the
mangrove islet offshore that Cortez calls "Bird Island"
in the area Cortez calls the "kitchen." How many birds?
Another hard question with many answers.
He was kind and amiable. "Send me pictures if
they turn out," he told The Islander's photographer J.L.
Robertson. "I'll sign them and send them back."
Like their chief, the crew wondered what there is to
do in Cortez and on Anna Maria Island, where they were
housed in the Tortuga Inn, Silver Surf Resort and Bridge
Walk. They were city people, geared to a faster pace.
"Where's the action?" asked one of his four body-
guards, all veritable giants with Secret Service-like
gear.
"We don't much go for a lot of action," replied a
Cortezian. "And if anybody else has a lot of action,
we're likely to call the sheriff."


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project in Holmes Beach will have a free barbecue at
noon Thursday, Aug. 1, in preparation for the demoli-
tion of the former Pete Reynard's-Marina Bay restau-
rant starting at 1 p.m.
It was incorrectly reported last week that the bar-
becue would be Wednesday.
The barbecue "tomorrow" will be catered by Is-
lander "Big John" Swagger and residents of all three
Island cities, the mainland and Island visitors are in-
vited.
Champagne will be served to toast the start of the
40-unit Tidemark Lodge.
Tidemark developer Nick Easterling said he wants
Islanders to join with Tidemark staff, real estate agents and
contractors to mark the beginning of the new project.

New student registration at
Anna Maria Elementary
Registration information for incoming kindergar-
ten students and transfer students planning to attend
Anna Maria Elementary School is available at the
school's administrative office.
In order to register students, parents should bring
a state birth certificate with an official seal, the child's
Social Security card, immunization records, proof of a
physical exam done in the last year and proof of resi-
dency.
The school is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information call the administration
office at 708-5525.

Artists Guild will display
local, world scenes
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will show
artworks of scenes from the Island and around the
world by local artists in its August gallery exhibit.
The gallery, at 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
will forgo its regular reception for August. It is open
Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sat-
urdays 10 a.m.-l p.m. Details are available at 778-
6694. -
Reading workshop Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet for a read-
ing session at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Those attending are to bring original poems and
essays to read at the workshop. Further information
may be obtained by calling 792-5295.
Privateers will take over
travel office Saturday
Anna Maria Island Privateers will invade the Fantasy
Travel office on Cortez Road Saturday to help promote the
October cruise that already looks like success.
The service organization will take its boat/float to the
office, 6630 Cortez Road W., and take over the office
from 2 to 4 p.m. to kick off Fantasy's "Cruise-a-thon"
promotion. That program aims to sell 100 cruises in 30
days, said the office's Teresa Margraf.
It also will promote the Privateers-sponsored cruise
Oct. 19, which already has booked 157 overnight travel-
ers, said Margraf. It is a one-night cruise aboard the Re-
gal Empress sailing from Port Manatee, $59 and up per
ticket.
Saturday the Privateers will sell hot dogs, hamburg-
ers and sodas to raise funds for the group's youth-oriented
projects, mostly handled through Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Details may be obtained at 795-3900.

L'Attitude grand opening Friday
L'Attitude art gallery and sculpture garden, mov-
ing from Anna Maria, will have the grand opening at
its new location in Sarasota Friday, Aug. 2.
The gallery, founded a year and a half ago near the
old post office on Gulf Drive, now is at 1219 First St.,
Sarasota. It is a block off the Palm Avenue Artwalk,
said co-owner Sue Smith, and "gives us increased vis-
ibility and garden space." She and partner Betty
Bothereau have a second store in Boston. Smith said
she will continue to live in Holmes Beach.
The grand opening in Sarasota from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday will feature collage works by Stephen Bauldauf.
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Nonagenarians to

wed, live on Island
They've known each other for 35 years, and now
they're ready to tie the matrimonial knot.
They are sure they're making the right decision,
and they should know they're mature enough for
sound judgment and wisdom, at 90 and 91.
Esther Cromer and Myron Brown will marry in a
family ceremony Aug. 10 at the Westminster Presby-
terian Church in Bradenton. Children and grandchil-
dren and other family members will be there from
around the country.
Two of Esther's grandchildren, both 12, will be
ringbearers.
"As couples we traveled in motor homes and trail-
ers, toured the country for quite awhile," she said. "We
were all great friends. We celebrated holidays and
birthdays and other important dates together."
The Cromers ultimately lived in Anna Maria and
the Browns in the Shores retirement community in
Bradenton. Her husband died in December 2000, and
his wife died three weeks later in January 2001.
The bride-to-be was born and reared in Ohio and
lived most of her life there, her late husband retiring
from General Motors in Dayton in 1972, when they
came here. Brown was in Honolulu for 26 years in fed-


The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
resume its Time for Learning Creatively after-school
program Aug. 12.
The TLC program is an educational enrichment
program that encourages academic, athletic, social de-
velopment and problem solving skills.
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Paintings by Carrie Price and sculptures by Jo-
Ellen Gorris will be featured in exhibits all through
August at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Price, a resident of Anna Maria, has been painting
for 12 years, featuring bright colors, pokka dots, glit-
ter and wacky creatures in her series "Neat-o! Scenes
From Space."
Gorris works in raku and clay and demonstrates her
art in Frist Friday Art Walks in Bradenton's Village of
the Arts, where she has her "Clay in the Garden" stu-
dio.
Summer vacations have cut into the library's
schedule of activities, "but the books are still here, al-
ways," said a staff member. The August schedule:
Monday, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26, Internet class for
beginners from 8:30 to 10 a.m., advance registration
required by calling 778-6341.
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27, veterans service
officer will interview clients from 1 to 4 p.m. by ap-
pointment arranged through 749-3030.
Wednesday, Aug. 14, Friends Book Club meets at
10:30 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 16, "Caregiving" with Neighborly
Senior Services of Manatee County, 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10, origami class at 10:30 a.m.
The library opens daily except Sunday at 10 a.m.,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Details may be obtained at 778-6341.


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information you need.
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THE ISLANDER U JULY 31, 2002 U PAGE 13


'Top Notch' photo contest deadline Friday


You've got until Friday to get another round of
pictures together for The Islander's photo contest.
The Islander photo contest continues through
Aug. 21, and more winning pictures will be featured
on the cover of the paper and receive a "More Than
a Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt. A grand prize winner
with prizes and gift certificates from the newspaper
and local merchants will be awarded at the end of the
contest.
Deadline for the next week's submissions is Friday,
Aug. 2, and weekly on Friday throughout the contest.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
include abstract photos, still life pictures, landscapes
and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action, humor
and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including
great kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of
personal triumph.


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Lots of winners
This weekly winner from last year's "Top Notch"
was from Eric Cox of Anna Maria. Deadlines are
Friday for each week's contest, with seven more
weeks remaining.


Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Photo Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
original JPEG format via e-mail to
news@islander.org or deliver on diskette or CD.
Sorry, no retouching, enhancements or computer ma-
nipulation is allowed.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest
are published below. Please attach a photo contest
label to each photo, disk or CD you submit.
E-mail entrants must submit the label informa-
tion in the text of the e-mail, one photo attachment
per e-mail, please.
Photos without labels will be disqualified. Addi-
tional photo labels are available at the newspaper of-
fice or they may be copied.


Rules, entry forms for 2002 'Top Notch' Islander photo contest


1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo
Contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Ama-
teur photographers are those who derive less than 5
percent of their income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken
after Jan. 1, 2001, are eligible. This allows for ex-
tended eligibility. Photos previously published (in
any format/media) or entered in any Islander or
other competitions are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of
camera. No retouching or other alteration (except
cropping) is permitted of negatives, prints or elec-
tronic photo files; no composite pictures or multiple
printing can be submitted. Digital photos may be
submitted as digital file (e-mail) or a printed photo-


graph. Slide (transparency) photos are not accepted.
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number
must be written clearly, in ink, on the contest label
and affixed to the back of each print, or listed in the
e-mail message along with the digital photo attach-
ment. Mail entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo
Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217. E-mail digital entries to news@islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander
may publish their pictures for local promotion. En-
trants must be able to furnish the original negative
or digital image if requested by the contest editor.
All photos submitted become the property of The
Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander
and contest sponsors assume no responsibility for


negatives, diskettes, CDs or photo prints.
Entrant must know the name and address of any
recognizable persons appearing in the picture and
those must be enclosed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immedi-
ate family members are not eligible to enter the con-
test.
7) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibil-
ity of the winners. Any cash prize won by a minor
will be awarded to a parent or guardian. Prize rights
are not transferable.
Please attach to photo and mail or deliver to The
Islander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217.
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One butterfly job done, more to go


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
All the major brickwork is done, the walks are all
in place and the Island Butterfly Garden is ready for the
next step or three.
Next comes its fountain, whose installation has
awaited the return from vacation of Michael LaPensee
of LaPensee Plumbing Inc., who is to put the 300-
pound fountain in place and get it working. The garden
is between Holmes Beach City Hall and the Island
Branch Library in the 5700 block of Marina Drive.
Nancy Ambrose, who chairs the garden project for
the Manasota Chapter of the American Butterfly Asso-
ciation, said the only brickwork to come is around the
fountain after it is installed.
Bricks have been the center of the garden's main
controversy. Ambrose said the first contractor, Pat
O'Hara Pavers Inc. of Sarasota, left the long winding
walkway incomplete a year and a half ago. Other con-
tractors told her the work would have to be uprooted


and done over.
Ultimately, "Davie Ellis and Chris Milenki of D &
C Flooring came to the rescue," she said. "They fixed
the sidewalk as best they could and have it cemented
so it can't fall in any more."
Also on the agenda are two "butterfly chairs," in-
stallation of a bike rack when it returns repaired from
the supplier, planting of 300 more plants, an antique
arbor, and a gazebo to be built over the retention pond
there.
Ambrose is still seeking sponsors for personalized
bricks, special bricks with names imprinted perma-
nently with a laser process. She needs commitments for
50 more bricks so she can place a minimum order of
100.
They are $40 with a two-line inscription, $50 for
three lines, and may be ordered through forms available
at the garden, at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or by
calling Ambrose at 778-5274.


Enjoying a job well done finally
Dave Ellis and Chris Milenki of D&C Flooring came
to the rescue at the Anna Maria Island Butterfly
Garden. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose


Anna Maria planning and zoning examines site plan review


Anna Maria's planning and zoning board contin-
ued its review of the city's current land-use codes on
July 22 and moved to develop a site-plan review pro-
cess for new building applications.
The lack of such a process came to light follow-
ing the recently approved Villa Rosa subdivision ap-
plication.
Board member Charles Caniff suggested that a
site-plan review, properly performed by the city's
building department prior to the submission of pre-
liminary site plans, would have eliminated much of
the confusion and debate regarding that project.
"A site plan review would have solved many of
the misunderstandings" associated with Villa Rosa,
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review should be done "before" submission of a pre-
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Among the issues that would be addressed by a
site-plan review is water concurrency.
The board agreed to look at site-plan review pro-
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Essentially a site-plan review is a detailed
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The board agreed to write a letter to City Attor-
ney Jim Dye for a legal opinion on discussing a
matter which might eventually involve an ordinance
change.
Anna Maria resident Jim Depoore spoke during
public comment and said the attitude in Anna Maria
seems to be that any big development is "evil."
He said there is a certain element that dominates
city politics regarding development, and claimed a
number of his neighbors were of a similar opinion.
He said the city should "make the codes more
liberal," not "restrictive" to allow property owners
to build what they want and how they want. He also
deplored the current 37-foot height restriction which
could prevent property owners from building suit-
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Rare business donates rare collection


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
John Jurek of Nature Art in Bradenton has one of
the world's rarest businesses. In fact, he deals in rare
butterflies from Asia, Africa and South America.
What makes the business rare, however, is that he
is one of just a handful of people in the world import-
ing these rare species and creating beautifully framed
and mounted collections for sale to art galleries, natu-
ral museums and private collectors.
But not to worry about the world's butterfly popula-
tion, said Jurek. These rare butterflies are actually bred on
conservation farms scattered throughout the world that are
part of a worldwide network dedicated to preserving but-
terfly life. As the butterflies have only a 30-day life span,
the winged insects are immediately encased in crystal at
the end of their cycle and shipped overseas.
The farm conservation method ensures a continu-
ation of the species and does not harm the indigenous
butterfly population of any particular location.
Jurek got into the business literally by accident.
Injured while playing professional soccer in Costa
Rica, Jurek spent his rehabilitation time at a friend's but-
terfly breeding farm. Jurek became interested and devel-
oped a fascination with butterflies and the environment.
When his playing days ended, Jurek tried selling
medical supplies, but that wasn't for him. "I kept think-
ing about the butterflies and how exciting that could be
as a business. I kept imagining myself walking through
the Amazon looking for butterflies. So I contacted the
guy in Costa Rica and went from there."
Originally located in Hawaii, Jurek now has an office
in Mexico and recently returned to his roots- he grew up
in Safety Harbor with a Bradenton-Sarasota office.
A few weeks ago, he met Jessica Clay, an Island
resident and counselor at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. When Jurek told Clay he had some ex-
tra butterfly displays he didn't know what to do with,
she suggested donating them to the center as an exhibit.
"Kids love colors and these butterflies are so rich
in colors that kids will just naturally want to take a
look," said Clay. "We can get them butterfly coloring
books and they can identify the butterflies and color
them from the exhibit," she said. Jurek was happy to
donate a variety of butterflies and other insects, includ-
ing a rare black graphein wislia from southeast Asia.
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butterflies to the
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Anna Maria Elementary School bustling with readiness


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School was the site for the
Manatee County School Administrator's Retreat,
which-had the campus bustling with elementary and
secondary school administrators preparing for the new
school year.
The retreat offered networking opportunities as
well as informational sessions on school security,
changes in the student conduct code and an inspira-
tional pep talk from guest speaker Connie Finley,
principal at Haslet Elementary School in Texas.
AME Principal Tim Kolbe has not only been busy
,welcoming fellow administrators to the Island campus,
but has also been gearing up for the Aug. 12 return of
students.
The first calendar event at AME will be an open
house and back-to-school night for parents and students
on Thursday, Aug. 8.
Parents of students in kindergarten, first- and sec-
ond-grades are invited to visit the campus and meet
with teachers from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Following last year's success, Kolbe said the lower
grades will continue to have an unstructured open
house separate from the upper grades, where the teach-
ers have planned an informative back-to-school night
session.
Parents of students in grades three, four and five
are asked to come to one of two sit-down information
sessions scheduled to begin at 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Kolbe said parents should plan to be on time for
-one of the two sessions since teachers will be talking
about plans for the year ahead.
Members of the Parent-Teacher Organization will
be selling school supplies at the open house, as well as
offering parents information about ways to become
involved on campus.


Administrators and teachers are gearing up for the
upcoming school year, which starts Aug. 12. Is-
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There are no new staff members this year, but
Kolbe noted that a few teachers have been reassigned
grade levels to accommodate class sizes.
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will move from fourth-grade to first-grade and Toni
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grade.
Changes have also been made to allow students to
have art, physical education and music every week.
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three days a week instead of two, and Coach Gene Burr
will teach physical education three days a week instead
of four.
Kolbe also offered a few reminders to parents and
students.
Parents are asked to use the south parking lot to
pick up and drop off students rather than pulling into
the U-shape drive in front of the school, because school
buses need to access this driveway to drop off and pick
up students.
Kolbe said students may come to school via four
modes of transportation: the school bus, private car,
bike or walking. Riding the Manatee County trolley is
not an option legally provided by the school district and
any student who rides the trolley will be considered a
walker.
"The trolley is not provided by the school board for
us to be responsible for," said Kolbe. "If a student rides
the trolley, they are considered a walker since they
walk into school from a trolley stop."
Trolley drivers are not required, as school buses
are, to stop and wait for students to leave the vehicle
and cross the roadway safely, and therefore presents
dangers for unaccompanied students.
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Island Middle School expanding for year number 2


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Island Middle School is growing in size and
numbers as the 2002-03 school year approaches.
This year the Island's charter school is adding new
staff, more classroom space and more students.
IMS will be operating with a sixth- through eighth-
grade curriculum and will enroll up to 85 students this
year.
School Director Jeanne Shell said that space is al-
ready filling up for the 2002-03 school year and appli-
cations that come in after all 85 seats are filled will go
on a waiting list.
With the growing student body comes the need for
an expanded campus. This year the Island Baptist
Church has agreed to allow IMS to rent the entire sec-
ond floor of the church's education wing for class-
rooms.
The church's former fellowship hall adjacent to the
education wing will be used as a band room and lunch-
room. The first floor of the educational wing, which
was used for band and lunch last year, will only be used
by the school for special functions, such as its back-to-
school orientation.
IMS orientation will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 8, for all parents and students. Orientation will be
an opportunity to meet the faculty and gain an overview
of plans for the year ahead.
Returning teachers this year include band director
Jimi Gee, life skills instructor Gary Hughes, and re-
source teacher Janet Toy. New additions to the staff
include math teacher Kelly Parson and Sanford
Brousseau, who will teach science and social studies.
Applications are currently being accepted for a lan-
guage arts teacher due to the recent resignation of Mary
Mazza. According to Shell, Mazza cited family obliga-
tions as her reason for leaving the school.
Students and parents will be pleased to hear of a
few additions to the school curriculum. The band pro-
gram will be enhanced this year with $8,000 in donated
equipment, including a sound system, drum set and
electrical equipment.
Electives to be offered this year in addition to band
include Spanish, art, drama and chorus. Shell said stu-
dents can plan on continuing projects started last year
as well, such as the debris-monitoring program and the
adopt-a-spot beautification program.
Shell said parents will be able to monitor their


Ready to go
Island Middle School Director Jeanne Shell is ready to go with this year's school agenda. Students will be
using new organizational planners to keep lines of communication open between students, teachers and
parents. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


children's work with the new planners students will be
using. These, she said, will help keep the communica-
tion between parents, teachers and students flowing.
The student planners are used by all schools in
Manatee County and not only help students keep track
of assignments, but include supplemental activities and
study tips.
Shell said the planners can be used in conjunction
with a Web site, and teachers will be able to assign stu-
dents who may be home sick or unable to attend classes
work to do online that will keep them up to date.
Shell noted that IMS planners have been designed
to fit into the school's unique curriculum, and although


IMS is required to teach the same curriculum as other
schools in the county, IMS as a charter school has the
freedom to present the material with an enriched cur-
riculum that fits the school's environmental science
theme.
"IMS is not for everyone," said Shell, "but those
that do come here get a top-of-the-line education."
In its first year last year, IMS performed highly on
its standardized tests, ranking higher nationally than the
state and county averages, said Shell.
For more information, contact the school's admin-
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Football season just around the corner


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
NFL training camps have opened and, once again,
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are being mentioned as
Superbowl contenders. Unlike previous seasons, the
Bucs now reside in the NFC South division with the
Carolina Panthers, which won one game, as well as the
Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, which
both posted 7-9 records.
Compare that to the rough and tumble NFC Cen-
tral division where the Bucs went up against the Pack-
ers, Vikings, Bears and Lions. Those teams tradition-
ally gave Tampa Bay trouble, plus there's the Bucs
dismal record when the temperature falls below 40
degrees, so there may be some justification for this
season's lofty expectations.
Locally, youth league and high school football
will be getting under way in the next few weeks.
Once again, Manatee County should be pretty
strong at more than one high school. Traditional pow-
ers like Manatee and Southeast should be playoff con-
tenders, as should Lakewood Ranch High.
Manatee has to break in a new quarterback in
Colby West, in additition to running backs Bobby
Dawes and Chris Brooks.
Lakewood Ranch has to replace tailback Markeith
McQueen in order to provide support for quarterback
Rocky Swartz.
Southeast, behind returning quarterback Tyrance
Griggs, should once again be strong, while Palmetto
and Bayshore will probably struggle.
More local, but younger, the Anna Maria Dolphins
have been practicing and are eager to get the 2002
season going. Gone (over age limit) are work-horse
tailback Sam Lott, quarterback Greg Lowman, and
two-way lineman Steve Faasse.
The cupboard isn't bare, however, according to
head coach Tom Moore. "In addition to being inexpe-
rienced, we were extremely young last year. I didn't
even realize how young we were until I started going
over the roster at the end of the season."
Quarterback and tailback are two key positions
that. have to be replaced, but Moore thinks he's got it
covered.
Nick Sato will assume the reins of the flexbone
offense. Though he doesn't possess as strong an arm
as Lowman, Moore thinks he will prove to be more of
a threat running the option.
Eric Whitley will line up deep at tailback and
Moore thinks that defenders are going to get tired of
stepping in front of him. "He's so big and strong,"
stated Moore. And, "Whitley ran just as fast as Lott
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by guards Pat Cole and C.J. Wickersham, and tackles
Andrew Burgess and Sean Price.
Connor Bystrom returns at flanker position, but
could see some time at quarterback if Sato falters. Join-
ing him as receivers are Christian Chamberlain and
Cory Williamson.
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Eric Whitley will start at middle linebacker, while
Sean Price gets the nod as strong-side linebacker and
Cory Williamson will line up on the opposite side.
Chad Richardson will attempt to replace Sam Lott
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Wiffleball is an all-time favorite game among base-
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camp will be members of the Manatee Her-icanes var-
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Cassidy and Jeff Nelson.
The camp serves as a kickoff to the Center's rec-
reational soccer league for players 5-13 years old,
which gets started in September. For more information,
call the Center at 778-1908.

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Wednesday, July 31
7a.m. to 6p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7p.m. Family Storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Thursday, Aug. 1
7a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Have You Been There?" a new
exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
7 p.m. Family Storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Friday, Aug. 2
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics with Reba Moeller at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
5 to 7p.m. Opening reception for "Have You Been
There?" at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
6 to 9p.m. Grand opening of L'Attitude's Sarasota
gallery at 1219 First St., Sarasota. (Gallery formerly lo-
cated in Anna Maria) Information: 373-0767.

Sunday, Aug 4
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tai Chi and Chi Kung with White
Leopard Kung Fu School at Manatee Public Beach,
Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Monday, Aug. 5
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-7732.

Tuesday, Aug. 6
7 to 8:30 p.m. Frosted-glass class at the Anna

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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 18, 100 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier,
information. EMS was called to assist a person who
was reportedly suffering from the heat.
July 19, 100 block of Magnolia Avenue, construc-
tion accident. A man was transported to the hospital
after his leg was reportedly broken in an accident. Ac-
cording to the report, he was erecting a wall on the sec-
ond story of a building when it fell on him.
July 19, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, inde-
cent exposure. According to the report, a man walked
behind some sea grape bushes, took off his shorts and
walked out onto the beach and exposed himself.
July 22, 9800 block of Gulf Drive, grand theft. A
woman left her purse on the trolley but was able to relo-
cate it within 20 minutes. According to the report, her
wallet and a bank bag were missing from the purse when
she found it.


Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 77-1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Aug. 7
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7 p.m. Family Storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6341.

Upcoming:
Island Middle School open house Aug. 8.
Anna Maria Elementary School open house Aug. 8.
Safe-boating class with Anna Maria Island Power
Squadron Aug. 10.
Island Bridge Club at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center Aug. 13.
Manatee Conservation meeting of the Sierra Club
Aug. 13.
Sweatshirt, jacket-making class at Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center Aug. 13.
Master gardener volunteer training with the Mana-
tee County Extension Service Aug. 14.


Bradenton Beach
July 19, 200 block of Church Avenue, burglary. A
man reported money was stolen from a wallet he left
in his parked car.
July 19, 200 block of Bay Drive South, criminal
mischief. A woman reported damage to her vehicle.
According to the report, all four tires had been slashed
and the windshield was cracked.

Holmes Beach
July 21, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, disorderly con-
duct. A man contacted police after his male roommate
became disorderly following a night of alleged binge
drinking. According to the report, officers responded -
after the roommate was found unconscious. EMS was
contacted to revive the roommate and the roommate
then became combative and was taken into custody.
July 21, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, battery. A man
called police after his girlfriend returned home and alleg-
edly attacked him. According to the report, the woman
fled the home after the police were called and was injured
from a fall when she attempted to climb over a fence.
July 24, 611 Manatee Ave., Eckerd store, drug.
According to the report, a man dropped off a film can-
ister at the photo developing counter to be processed,
but instead of film, the employee found the canister
filled with marijuana. Officers took it into evidence
along with the photo processing envelope.
July 22, 5508 Marina Drive, Island Liquor, bad
check. According to the report, a man forged a name
on a stolen check worth $125.
July 22, 5508 Marina Drive, Island Liquor, bad -
checks. According to the report, a man wrote several
bad checks totaling approximately $110.
July 25, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, civil. A man
requested assistance in locating a tenant who vacated
without paying rent or utilities in excess of $1,000.
July 25, 100 block of 36th Street, theft. A man re-
ported his bike stolen.
July 25, 6800 block of Palm Drive, larceny. A
woman reported that several boxes delivered to her
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Sturgeon attacks on the rise in Panhandle Florida


Surging sturgeon strike back against mankind!
When you read this account in a Carl Hiaasen or
Tim Dorsey novel in a few years, you can say you read
it here first.
Sturgeon are attacking people in the Panhandle.
There have been at least a half-dozen instances
where sturgeon big sturgeon, at least 5 or 6 feet long
have leapt into boats. One woman, an elementary
school principal from Gainesville, was hospitalized
with a collapsed lung and broken rib when one of the
big fish slammed into her while she was boating with
her family on the Suwannee River.
A guy on a personal watercraft lost some teeth as
a result of his sturgeon encounter.
,e Sturgeon are sometimes called "living fossils" be-
cause they look pretty much the same today as they did
hundreds of thousands of years ago. Once common to
Florida waters, sturgeon were fished almost to extinc-
tion in the late 1800s. The fish are starting to make a
comeback, thanks in part to a stocking effort by Mote
Marine Laboratory.
Sturgeon are prized for their eggs, called caviar.
They also apparently like to jump out of the water,
like mullet. The only difference is that being hit by a
5-pound mullet is a lot less painful than being hit by a
130-pound sturgeon. Add in the fact that sturgeon have
skin more like an alligator than a fish, and we're talk-
ing major medical care here.
And, like mullet, no one seems to know why stur-
geon jump. They just do.
Sturgeon spend the winter in the Gulf of Mexico,
moving into rivers and streams to spawn in the spring
and summer. Factor in that spring and summer is when
most of the boating takes place in Florida, and human-
sturgeon interaction appears inevitable.
As one woman described the leaping sturgeon of
the Panhandle: "It makes you kind of leery from time
to time."
Perhaps the fish -remember what we did to them
100 years ago and now, as they become more numer-
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fossil of a freshwater snail to lend credence to the lake
scenario. How the bay got from a shallow lake to an
estuary is still uncertain, although a giant sinkhole and
the melting of the ice cap, causing sea levels to rise, are
a couple pretty good guesses.
It's hoped that the information gleaned from the
core samples will help offer insights into the future of
Tampa Bay. If it was formed by a sinkhole, say, and
there are more and more sinkholes forming in the area,
perhaps the bay will spread as the land collapses along
its shores.
It all makes for interesting speculation.

Scallop resurgence
This is definitely a warm weather story for the dog
days of summer.
Media types have been treating the expansion of
the scallop harvesting area to include most of north
central Florida as if it were the second coming.
Maybe it is a big deal on a calm weekend up-
wards of 300 boats have been spotted near Crystal
River or Homosassa to collect the mollusks.
Overharvesting of the little blue-eyed critters
prompted the state to prohibit the taking of scallops
eight years ago. Since then, though, there has been a
resurgence of the bivalves: in 1998 there were only 15
scallops per 600 square meters of seagrass. The num-
bers started to climb, though, to 29 in the same area in
1999, then 242 in 2000 and 299 in 2001.
Restocking played a role in the scallops coming
back to the area, as did the fact that the scallops them-
selves started to breed with greater alacrity. Actually,
restocking probably played more than just a role in the
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square meters.
Anyway, it's apparently a really big deal in Citrus
County. When I was up in that part of the world in early
July, scallop news was about all the newspapers were
reporting.
The best collection technique is with mask, snor-
kel and fins. You swim along the seagrass beds and
pick the little crustaceans up and stuff 'em into a net.
You're allowed to take two gallons per person, per day,
and you can have no more than 10 gallons on the boat
per day. You need a saltwater fishing license, too.
Anna Maria Sound was historically a fantastic spot
for scallops, particularly on the eastern shore just south
of the Anna Maria Bridge. The waters off Tidy Island
were ripe for scallop plucking, too, up until the late
1960s when overharvesting and water-quality degrada-
tion pretty much wiped out the crop.
There have been some restocking efforts done in
conjunction with Mote Marine Laboratory and the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program, but so far the
results haven't been too promising and there are no
plans to open up our waters to a harvest season just yet.
And I'm sure that if we do get a Season of Scal-
lops, we'll spread it all over the pages of The Islander
like the dutiful warm-weather aficionados we are.
Warm weather articles, by the way, is a journalis-
tic euphemism for stories that are generally not really
newsworthy but are often reported on in great length
because there isn't much else going on during the long,
hot summer.
Kinda like this column mention.

Sandscript factoid
We're in the midst of the dog days of summer.
The term comes from the rising and setting of Sirius,
the "dog star," coinciding with the rising and setting
of the sun. During the middle to late July, when
Sirius is in conjunction with the sun, the ancients
believed that its heat added to the heat of the sun to
create a stretch of hot and sultry weather. They
named this period of time, from 20 days before the
conjunction to 20 days after, "dog days" for the dog
star.
Today, dog days occur between July 3 and Aug.
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Reds thick in the bays; grouper, mackerel in Gulf


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Backwater fishing for redfish is really hot right
now, with lots of big spotties being caught on the fa-
vorable afternoon tides. Offshore reports continue to be
excellent for grouper, bonita and mackerel.
Tarpon are still hanging around, but the big spring
run is starting to slack off as summer continues.
Capt. Doug Moran said he's catching trout, red-
fish, catch-and-release snook and some really big gag
grouper from 22 to 28 inches in length, and lost some
that were even bigger.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said red grouper is
his best bet right now in offshore action, plus lots of
bonita and mackerel.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's finding lots of mangrove snapper,
some 16 inches in length, Spanish mackerel off the
beaches, catch-and-release snook, some big trout and
tarpon, although silver king fishing is starting to slow
as the summer continues.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said a lot
of grouper are coming in from the deep Gulf about 30
miles out, with several reports of limit catches on a few
boats. In the backwater and nearshore waters, some
tarpon are still hanging around, mangrove snapper are
making a showing and redfish action is getting better
by the day.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
been catching mackerel and bonita out in the Gulf, plus
catch-and-release snook and some keeper redfish in the
bays.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said his best bets have been Spanish
mackerel in the mornings out in the Gulf, with reds in
the afternoons on the better tides in the bays.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are doing great catching trout and reds,
while boaters venturing into the Gulf report good re-
sults on mackerel and mangrove snapper, plus a few
late-season tarpon.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
some really big snook are getting hooked right now.
There is good action with big trout, plus some mack-
erel and small sharks being brought back to the dock.
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Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
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boasts more than 24 flavors of homemade fudge.
That's in addition to the 40-plus flavors of ice
cream and yogurt, all made on site by Joe.
"It seems I'm the fudge lady," said JoAnne with a
laugh. The homemade fudge idea started three years
ago and "now it's our top-selling item."
In addition to fudge, ice cream and yogurt, Joe's
sells sandwiches and hot dogs, but "fudge and ice
cream are the top-selling items," said JoAnne. "We're
all about good ice cream, fudge and eats," she added.
Year after year, the same regulars who visit the
Island stop by Joe's, said JoAnne, and it's been a treat



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ANNA MARIA



REAL ESTATE, LLC
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged pool,
family room, two blocks to great beach.
$539,000.
SARASOTA 28 UNIT MOTEL
1.4 acres on US-41 prime location. Located
near the Ritz, airports, colleges and Van
Wezel. NT-zoned, many other property uses.
In the "Enterprise Zone" = tax incentives.
$1,500,000.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME
3BR/2BA home in central Holmes Beach.
Large lot with room for a pool. Immaculate,
short walk to beach. Garage. $329,900.
SUNBOW BAY CON-
Spacious IBR/IB G .lex. Ce-
ramic t SALE PF eated pool, ten-
nis, sm partial bay view, close to every-
thing. $179,900.
ISLAND VILLAGE
3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo.
Furnished, heated pool, small pets, tennis,
across from beach, close to everything.
$294,000.

ANNUAL RENTALS
From $800 / month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA
SMS SiICoastA

REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


to see their kids grow up. "In fact, some of the kids who
came here years ago now come back with their own
kids," she said.
Part of Joe's attraction is the family atmosphere.


DICK MAHER
AND

DAVE JONES .
ISLAND SPECIALISTS



Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


-; t Mr REIALTOR.

OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters. 3BR/2BA. I BR/I BA.
new roof, newer appliances. Walk to beach. $439.000.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 3BR/2BA, wood decks, clear views down
canal to bay. Elevated with bonus area. $350,000.
DIRECT GULFVIEW Beach Cottage. Completed rehabed.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
ANTIQUE & ART GALLERY Old Main Street. $69,000
5 APARTMENTS Steps to Gulf/bay. $475,000.
MOBILE HOME PARK 71 spaces. lakefront. 10 percent cap.
See our classified ads We're booking 2003 rentals now!
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
yrealt7@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


Anna Maria canalfront beach house only two
blocks to the Island's fabulous north-end
beaches. View down the waterway, fish off your
40-ft. dock and head to the beach. 4BR/3BA,
ranch-style home on large lot with mature citrus
trees. Two-car garage. Room for a nice big pool
and lanai. $594,900.


Call Melinda Bordes .
Sor Chris Shaw
941-778-6066


Sweet to eat
JoAnne Spallino
and sundae-maker
Nick Sherfy enjoy
a relaxed moment
at Joe's Eats and
Sweets in
Bradenton Beach.
The store now has
more than 40
flavors of ice
cream and 24
types of homemade
fudge. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


"We have lots of fun with our customers. We like to
have a great time and make sure they have a great
time," said JoAnne. The shop even has a "family room"
for patrons to enjoy their eats and sweets.
Joe's Eats and Sweets is open daily from noon to
10 p.m. Call 778-0007 for further information.




Marina Pointe


Realty Co.

314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732













2317 GULF DRIVE BRADENTON BEACH At only 150 feet from
the Gulf beach this Gulfview triplex is as close to the beach as any
prudent person should be.712 sfla. 1BR/1BA upstairs with 720 sq.
ft. deck overlooking Gulf. 576 sfla downstairs front 2BR/1BA
apartment with 136 sq. ft. screen room: 810 sfla 2BR/1 BA rear
downstairs apartment. Parking for six in rear via alley. $530,000.
downstairs apartment. Parking for six in rear via alley. $530,000.


Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


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FEATURING:
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
Pool & Spa
Fitness Center
Lake or Nature Views
Optional Garages
Free Boat Parking*
SRoman Tubs
Small Pets Welcome





A P A R T N T S
TOWN & COUNTRY PERICO

941-795-4899
HOURS: Mon-Fi 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Directions From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Solo Causeway
to Perico Isnd. Town & Country Perico
wil be on tre left.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offer certain restrictions apply.
"Size restrictions apply.





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ITEM FO SAL ITMS FR SLE'Cntiued OST ANDFOUNDConinue


FURNITURE SALE! Designer living and dining
room furniture. Neutral colors and versatile
pieces. Excellent quality and condition. Call for
appointment, 387-7272.

ALMOST NEW beautiful wood dining room table
and four chairs for sale. $250 or best offer. 778-
0806.

BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN butcher-block Island on
wheels. 24 inches wide, by 35.5 inches tall, by 36
inches deep, wire rack drawer and utility drawer.
$1,495 new asking $495. 794-5834 or 794-1818.

FOR SALE Never used Electra Ride stairway el-
evator. Call, 794-6693.

PLUSH SOFA, LOVESEAT, king-size bed, chest
with mirror, night stand, bookcase, entertainment
center, oak desk. 778-4957.

TWO HUFFY BIKES men and women' Auroyo
26-inch, all terrain. Brand new! Sacrifice at $65
each. 778-4228.


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We make buying, selling and renting easy!
Call us at 778-2307 Visit us online:
www.franmaxonrealestate.com
MLS Serving the area since 1970 []


GE DOUBLE OVEN! Stove-top $25; Dining table
with leaf and four chairs, $395; white rattan table
with two chairs, $225. Lots more! 794-5834 or
794-1818.

QUEEN SIZE SOFA SLEEPER and matching
loveseat. Pastel color with blonde wood trim.
$200, or best offer. 778-5918.

WROUGHT IRON FURNITURE for sale. Couch,
two loungers, two chairs, plus some cushions.
$150. Call 798-3559.

BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $45,000. View at
Web site: geocities.com/houseboat_sunseeker or
call 778-3526.


GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Aug. 3, 8am-noon.
Bikes, toys, furniture, miscellaneous. 205 57th St.,
Holmes Beach.


FOUND: Ring on the beach near 72nd Street,
Holmes Beach. Call 778-5439 to identify and claim.





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$385,000
WESTBAY POINT
AND MOORINGS
Need a 3BR/2BA, ground-floor
unit with outstanding water views?
Need even more? Then this is the
unit for you with a boat slip and a
carport included! IB83938


6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.cbflorida.com



Landlord Questionnaire
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lit h ,h iii qi UL' ,I ini ,. ii I 3 n L' I n 1,, .J i -, I
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interest to contact tcr l ic, [ ,.'' hi pJupcIty
management firm io Anna Ma., I land.
Island Vacation Properties. LLC
941.778.6.S49
1. Is your Property Management Company located on the Island'?
2. Are you receiving the communication that you expect?
3. Is the occupancy of your investment what you want?
4. Are you treated in a professional manner?
5. Is your financial reporting timely?
6. Is your financial reporting accurate?
7. Are your tenants treated in a friendly and professional manner?
8. Does your Property Management Company have a marketing plan?
9. Do you receive comparable rental rates, for setting the rental rates on
your property?
10. Does your 7".i..i- i,'.1'i,,nt C.nmp.,, have an updated
interactive v. .1 r.i '
11. Does your: i ..i..1'. M in.,...ii,it C..ir i.u,, have a European
Marketing I il
12. Is your Pro ..1 I ,, wr..ri, j n .ip..i', i ,..hly visible?
13. Does your Property Manager,.,-ii Co.'rp.,i. in r.'ct your property?
14. Do you feel good about the C"""1",'., ir.., .. ...; L our property?
15. Arc all the various people involved with your property (you, tenants,
vendors and government officials) treated in a friendly, professional
manner?







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VACATION -
PROPERTIE 1 LLC
Ann Caron, Realtor
Suzanne Wilson, PA, ePRO, Realtor
Mel Neely, Realtor Consultant
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida, 34217
Call 778-6849 Toll Free: 800-778-9599 Fax: 779-1750
e-mail: rentals@islandvacationproperties.com
Web Page: islandvacationproperties.com
Licensed Real Estate Broker Ann Caron


FOUND: MAN'S WATCH near 67th Street and
Marina Drive. Claim at Holmes Beach Police De-
partment.

FOUND: Small friendly pet bird. 500 block of Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Call to describe and
claim. 778-3367.


CRITTER SITTER Seven years in pet care, 22
years as an Island resident. Tender, loving care
for your pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.

DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (D.A.R.E.).
Call Shona at 761-2642 for information or visit our
Web site: www.daretorescue.com.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vaca-
tion or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas.
Minutes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait.
Capt. John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.

22-FOOT MAKO 225 HP Evinrude. $1,800.778-
2930.








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$tbRr WALK TO (6L-r (fo-eS f/o l
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70+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.

Mike

Norman
800-367-1617
Realty INC 941-7786696
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
WWW. MIKENORMANREALTY.COM
LI


CONSTRUCT YOUR DREAM HOME on this out-
standing Gulffront lot in Anna Maria. Pristine "natu-
ral" beach and choice building lot includes riparian
rights. Why settle for less with an older remodeled
home when new is possible? In area of higher priced
Gulffront homes and priced affordably at $949,500.
Call for complete info!




Since

MARIE "19 7 LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REA LTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
Web site annamariareal.com






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ZODIAC INFLATABLE: New, unused, 10 feet
long, 74 lbs. Hardwood floors and transom, inflat-
able keel. Oars and oar locks. Inflatable thwart,
very safe and stable. Great for exploring man-
groves, fishing, diving, photography, etc. $995,
will deliver. 778-7179.

WANTED: Private boat dock on Island with run-
ning water. Use about twice per week. 22-foot
Grady White. Call Ed or Paul, 778-7027.

WANTED: 20-28-foot boat. Call Bill, 778-1620.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer.
$45,000. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. 779-9607.
BOAT FOR SALE. 1997 17-foot Key West with
115-hp Yamaha motor. Used only about 100
hours, $8,500. 778-1014.

PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Capt.
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.


BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child
or $3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or
child. Please call 778-7622 or 778-7611.
Buy it, sell it and find it fast in The Islander
classified it's the best news on the Island.


DRIVERS: Island Transportation Inc. Fun job,
good money. Dependable, honest work ethic re-
quired. 779-2520.
GARDENER WANTED part-time at Key Royale
Club. Up to 20 hours a week. Hours are 7am-
2pm. $8/hour, call John 778-4598.
AGGRESSIVE SELF-MOTIVATED licensed
rental/property manager needed for busy, full-
service Longboat Key real estate office. Com-
puter skills necessary, good benefits. Please fax
resume to 755-6381 for consideration.

PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journal-
ism skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
778-6247.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world?
Are you interested in learning the history of Anna
Maria Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria
Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton
Beach is admitting residents. Respite, long term.
Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries welcome.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new cli-
ents. Massaging residents and visitors more than
eight years. Call today for an appointment, 795-
0887. MA#0017550.
More ads=more readers. You get all the best
news with The Islander since 1992. Call 778-
7978 for information about classified advertising.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio
gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical ap-
pointments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates.
Sunshine Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in
town and the best results from classified ads
and service advertising!
FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Re-
pair and restoring antique specialist. Island Uphol-
stery. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $15 per hour-
free advice. 545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great re-
sults, wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thor-
ough, reasonable and reliable. Free estimates,
licensed and insured. 778-0944.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Avail-
able evening, weekend. For any computer
needs, hardware, software, network, commer-
cial, private. Call 778-8473.
FLUTE, SAXOPHONE, clarinet lessons. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waist-
lines, cushions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call
727-5873.
ASAP DIVORCE INC: Starting at $195. Adop-
tions, name changes, deeds, wills, living trusts,
incorporations. Modification of child support, ali-
mony, custody, etc. 756-7005.


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perfect gift?



The6 Islander
Friends and family that live
afar will surely appreciate
keeping in touch with what's
happening on Anna Maria -
it's like a letter from home.
Keep in touch with a gift
subscription. You can
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subscription to
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by phone or visit us at
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Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach.
941-778-7978


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520 1 Gu lf D ivHlmes Beach, FI~l lllI, I34217. 800-237-22r 2


A Paradise Realty welcomes Oscar
Palacios to our team. Oscar has been
buying and selling property in Florida for the
past 25 years. He, like many of you, has fallen
in love with this area and has recently made it
his home. We would love to help you find your
perfect place! Give Oscar a call.
Give Oscar a call for all your real
estate needs. 778-4800
Hablo el espahol.
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[ the $190s, including homesites.
Island lifestyle with off-Island convenience!
W ATCH Just a five-minute ride to the beach
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5 Different Floor Plans
All open & spacious ...
3BR/2BA & 4BR/2BA
OPEN DAILY 12-5 PM
Directions: Cortez Road to
86th St. W., turn south on
86th St. W. Entrance to Heron's
Watch is 1/2 mile on the right.


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NEW CONSTRUCTION
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AT HOLMES BEACH
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3BR/2BA 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area Heated Pool
Elevator Available Large Private Garage
Steps to Beach/Shopping Starting at $375,000
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
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THE! ISLANDER I JULY 31, 2002 N PAGED27


TREE SERVICE BY BREWER. Topping, trim-
ming, shaping, stump grinding and removals.
Trim palm trees. Insured. Call Phil, 778-6014 or
cell 545-4770.

CLEANING: Honest, dependable Island woman
will clean your home at reasonable rates.
Deborah, 778-2581.

ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE TV service. Honest,
reliable, experienced repairs. Major appliances,
home electronics, ceiling fans, garage door open-
ers, marine electronics. 779-1779.

ORIGINAL HUSBAND/WIFE team for general
house cleaning with the personal touch. Local
residents. Dependable, trustworthy. Satisfaction
guaranteed. References. Ask about our
"Homewatch" service. Call Ginny, 727-8329.

HOUSE CLEANING Permanent weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free es-
timate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866.

SOS SERVICES is it time to organize/clean
house? If so, I can help. Reliable, reasonable,
references. Call Sharon, 920-1992.

TUTORING AFTER SCHOOL with certified el-
ementary school teacher. Improve phonics, read-
ing, writing and math skills, one-on-one, at the li-
brary.-$35/hour. Call Robin, 779-9055.

MOBILE AUTO/BOAT detailing. We come to you.
Starting at $95 complete. References available,
720-4792.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
If it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.

GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell,
topsoil, landscaping services. We install shell
driveways. Serving Sarasota and Keys since
1978. Fully licensed and insured. 753-2954 or
376-2954, cell.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-
rap, mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable
and insured. 727-5066.

Buy it, sell it, find it fast in The Islander.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, in-
terior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Is-
land references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell
809-3100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references.
778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free es-
timates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construc-
tion. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now
certifying back flow at water meters.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master
carpenter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith
Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, 726-3077.

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates,
call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.


Sadie says,


"Buy or list with Richard ... he won't steer you wrong.


;. 1103 Gulf Drive South, 2 or 3BR/
2BA, across from beach. $535,000.
-..O. _.4i'Pai ^~ ~722 Key Royale Drive, beautiful
IU ':- 3BR/2.5BA, great water views.
"E--rlrl-- ~$625,000.
31i00 GulfL "p -ii"G A condo,
47%,_ : .. '' _'-_ steps OeTRACTP-!naed pool.
$289,-00.
409 Bay Palms Drive 3BR/2BA Beautiful Key West designer home
with DEEDED BOAT SLIP. Beauti- to be built on fabulous 2+ acres. Deep
fully landscaped, gorgeous interior, sailboat water, dock, bay views. Five
fabulous master suite. New fence, roof, minutes to Gulf. $1,490,000.
remodeled lanai and more. $349,500. 409 Spring Fabulous Island lot.
Reach Richard at 778-6066. $249,500.
at www.annamariaislandrealestate.com


140 50th St. 2 or 3BR/2BA west of
Gulf Drive. Awesome master suite, super
kitchen bonus area, elevator. $489,500.
Reach Richard at 778-6066.


REALTORS


I SMME RNTAS


* 1/1 Steps to beach
* 2/1 Pool and steps
to beach
1/1 Steps to beach
1/1 Pool and steps to
beach
2/2 On beach
3/2 Steps to beach
2/2 Pool, on beach
2/2 Bay, pool, steps
to beach
* 2/1 On beach
* 2/2 Pool


* 2/1.5 Lake, steps
to beach
* 2/2 Or) golf course
* 2/2 Steps to beach
* 2/1 Dock
* 3/2 Steps to beach
* 2/2 On canal
* 3/2 Canal
* 2/2 Pool, steps to
beach
* 2/1 Steps to beach
* 1/1 Pool
* 3/2 Pool, steps to beach


Call Michel Cerene, Realtor
941-778-0770.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
E mail: info@smithrealtors.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden

MLSE2 ?


941 778-2246 800 211-2323


Reach Richard





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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
n Hauling By the cut or by the month.
servaic \ We Monitor Irrigation Systems
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baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519,
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MasterCard/Visa. 720-0794.

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist.
Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.

MASON: 26-years experience. Glass-block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired.
Cement repairs. Licensed and insured. Chris,
795-3034

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and in-
stalled. Why pay retail? Island resident, many
references. Free estimates, prompt service.
Steve Allen Floor Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-
1802.

WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked,
crumbling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all
sills promptly. 26-years experience. Chris, 795-
3034.

HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpen-
try, painting, sheet-rock and popcorn, doors, bi-
folds, trim, moldings and general repairs. Homes,
condos, rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.

COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Dry-
wall, repairs, texture coating, painting. Custom
shower stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets,
tile. Unique Options, 752-7758 or 545-6141 (cell).

HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home
refurbishing and detailing, 778-6000.


ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, nonsmoking. Priced from $750/month,
$400/week, $80/night. 941-794-5980.
www.divefish.com.

CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1.5BA recently totally
renovated with new kitchen, baths and more. New
dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets welcome. Sea-
sonal/monthly. $2,750/month. (813) 258-6405.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/
2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extras. $650/week, $1,800/month.
Now available. Call (813) 286-9814.

CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month mini-
mum. Age 55 and older. (813) 247-3178 or week
ends (813) 927-1632.

VACATION RENTAL 2BR/1BA, $1,800/month.
Walk to beach, fine restaurants and shopping.
202 56th St., Holmes Beach. 778-3875.

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted
to a two-unit property. 2BR/1 BA, completely reno-
vated and furnished. New washer/dryer, micro-
wave. Three minute walk to beach. $850/month,
$450/week. Call Ron, 761-9808.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Spacious
3BR/2BA house with all conveniences. Available
January through April 2003. $4,500/month. (813)
752-4235.

BAYFRONT TRIPLEX annual. Large 2BR/1 BA,
$1,000/month and large 1BR/1BA, $850/month.
Washer/dryer hookup, full kitchen, newly reno-
vated. First, last, security. Steps to Bradenton
Beach. Realtor/owner. Home (352) 243-7916,
office (352) 242-0167.


HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL. Large 2BR
ground floor. Just steps to beach, fully furnished.
Bikes, cable, washer/dryer. $475/week. 704-7650
or 447-6797.

SPECTACULAR GULFVIEW condo. 2BR/2BA
on Anna Maria Island. 803 Gulf Drive S. $800/
weekly, $2,500/monthly. For info call 539-1133 or
747-7302.

SUMMER, FALL, WINTER rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Es-
tate Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 1BR/1BA, fur-
nished, lush tropical landscape. Steps to beach.
$700/month. Also, fully furnished studio apart-
ment, $600/month. 962-3262 or 779-0121.

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ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,050/month, assurity/secu-
rity required with contract. 792-2779.

PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condo in gated
community, pool, tennis, carport, washer/dryer
and lake view, $950/month, plus utilities. Sunny
Shores, 1 BR/1 BA, furnished apartment, washer/
dyer, close to beach, $1,000 includes utilities.
Peacock Lane, 2BR/2BA, furnished duplex,
washer/dryer, $1000/month, plus utilities.
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-6665 or
(800) 749-6665.

CHARMING 2BR/1.5BA with new floors and ap-
pliances. Includes washer/dryer, $895/month,
plus all utilities. 302-0779.

VACATION PRIVATE BEACH Walk to every-
thing! New kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
phone, VCR, grill, bikes bring your toothbrush!
$375-$775/week and $975-$2,275/month.
Please call 737-1121 or (800) 977-0803.

HOLMES BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/2BA,
screened lanai, garage, boat dock. $925/month,
water and waste included. 8006 Marina Drive.
776-1789.
ENCHANTED GINGERBREAD HOUSE: Bed
and breakfast decor, adorable 2BR/1 BA, cov-
ered garden patio, washer/dryer, phone and
cable included. Historic village of Bradenton
Beach, two blocks to beach/bay/pier. Available
until Jan. 1. $950/month. Call 779-2393.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $350/week. Summer and
fall dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
778-2374.
UNFURNISHED ANNUAL Bradenton Beach.
Steps to the beach. Large 1 BR/1 BA with Jacuzzi
tub, washer/dryer, large sundeck with great
views. $850/month. By appointment only, call
* 78-0292 or 650-3552.
WALK TO BEACHbrom canalfront home in lovely
Anna Maria. Fully furnished, weekly/monthly/an-
nually. Call (810) 695-6379.

WATERVIEW Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, gated
community, luxury condo, turnkey. Pool, tennis.
$995/month, plus utilities. Annual rental, non-
smoking. 778-3320.

KEY ROYALE: Bayfront home offers 3BR/2.5BA,
lovely gourmet kitchen, two-car garage, heated
pool, dock with boat lift and bay views from ev-
ery room. Annual, unfurnished, available Sept. 1.
Call (941) 587-2213.

ROOMMATE WANTED to share half duplex in
Bradenton Beach. Half block to Gulf. $450/month
and half of electric. Nonsmoking. Call 778-3320.


ANNUAL RENTALS 1 and 2BR units available.
Prices range from $650-$900/month. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307, for details.

PLAYA ENCANTADA on the beach! Beautiful
2BR/2BA condo now available all of 2003 sea-
son! Also: Seabreeze, 2BR/2BA, beautifully up-
dated condo with Mexican tile, all amenities,
near Cafe on the Beach, available January, Feb-
ruary, March. Please call Anna Maria Island Ac-
commodations at 779-0733.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Unfurnished 1BR/1BA du-
plex apartment. Only 400 feet to beach. $675/
month, plus utilities and security. No pets. Anna
Maria Realty, 778-2259.
SEASONAL/VACATION MARTINIQUE condos.
Beach and pool homes. T. Dolly Young Real
Estate, 778-0807.
ANNUALS: Canal, 2BR/2BA, Holmes Beach; 2BR/
2BA, Perico Bay Club; Canal/dock, 2BR/2BA; All
negotiable. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.
TRADE FOR one-two weeks. 4BR Lake Erie
house for Gulffront house. www.woodsideinn.net
or call (419) 433-3685.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: Water's Edge condo.
Beautiful 2BR/2BA available February, March,
April 2003 season. Newly remodeled, heated
pool, tennis courts. 778-2167.
ANNUAL RENTAL half block to beach. 1BR/
1BA, owner will pay water and trash. $700/
month. 761-7705 or 704-6354.
800 FEET to beach. 3BR/2.5BA Key West-style
home. Ceramic tile, 2,000 s.f. living area, plus
decks, porch, garages. Available Sept. 15 or
sooner. $2,000/month. 778-5427 or 232-1369.
HOLMES BEACH beautiful 2BR/2BA duplex.
Immaculate, steps to beach. $800/month, an-
nual. Call 778-4415.

2-3BR/2BA with double garage, big, wide du-
plex. Water view, walk to beach. Annual/sea-
sonal. 779-9074 or cell, (703) 587-4675.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, furnished, Holmes Beach,
prime location. Heated pool, tennis court, non
smoking, no pets. Principles only, call 962-3307.
ANNUAL RENTALS Steps to beach, beautiful
2BR/2BA, half of duplex with new tile floors, Florida
room, washer/dryer hook up, carport, $850/month,
no pets; 2BR/2BA, half of duplex, new tile, washer/
dryer hook-up, $725/month; 2BR/1 BA, tile floors,
carport, small screened porch, $800/month; 1BR/
1BA, new tile floors, $650/month. Dolores M. Baker
Realty, 778-7500.
ANNUAL RENTALS Your new home is waiting for
you. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Close to Gulf.
Priced from $620/month to $1,800/month. Call Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.


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3BR/2BA HOUSE located steps to beach. Two
stories with deck and tropical yard. Almost new!
$1,800-$2,200/month. Also, 2BR/2BA large du-
plex with bay and Gulf views. Two-car garage.
$1,600-$2,200/month. Both available monthly or
long term. Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665.



SELLING OR BUYING a house? Need extra
space? Budget Self- Storage can help. Daily,
weekly, monthly specials. Boxes and packing
supplies. 795-5510.

LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty
parking spaces, contemporary design, great vis-
ibility. $14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Real-
tor, 388-5514 or call 809-4253.

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday and Sunday. Westbay
Cove South. Super view of bay! Unit #711, 2BR/
2BA. $247,000. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

PERICO BAY CLUB villa, 2BR/2BA, one-car ga-
rage. $240,000. 792-7383

RUNAWAY BAY condo 1BR/1 BA, unfurnished.
Prime location, screened balcony, second floor.
$162,000. For sale by owner, 755-4793.


BAYVIEW HOME in Holmes Beach. Total renova-
tion under way. 778-4523, 737-1121, (800) 977-
0803. FSBO, Brokers protected.

ANNA MARIA CITY waterfront. Quiet north-end ca-
nal with dock and boat lift, 3BR/2BA, formal dining
room, large gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace, wood
floors, low maintenance yard, beautiful landscape
with irrigation. Shows like model home. Selling below
recent appraisal. Asking $699,000. 778-8422.

519 SOUTH DRIVE, Anna Maria (off South Bay
Blvd.) We are nearing completion on this totally
remodeled, ground-level 3BR/2BA. On deep-water
canal with view of Bimini Bay and direct bay ac-
cess (no bridges). Spectacular "new" home. Won't
last long at this price! $575,000. Brokers protected.
778-2993.

LOT FOR SALE Newton and Jacaranda in Anna
Maria. Ready to build with plans available, not on
coastal construction line, Gulfview and access.
$274,900. Call (813) 990-8543 or (813) 300-8543.

LOT: HOLMES BEACH, Carissa Street. Walk to
beach, shopping. Fruit trees. Last one! $165,000.
57.6 by 105 feet. Call (813) 855-5479.

Buy it, sell it, find it fast in The /s/anderclassifieds.


MINUTES TO white sandy beaches. 1 BR/1.5BA
condominium, screened lanai, heated pool, walk
to shopping, no age restrictions, pets OK, turn-
key furnished, great for rental of residence.
$59,900. Best priced condo on market! You can't
beat this deal! Chard Winheim, Coldwell Banker,
778-6743.

CONDO WANTED: Married couple eager to pur-
chase 2BR/2BA condo on or near Anna Maria.
Up to $190,000. Call (989) 686-0622 or (989)
922-4444.

ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key
furnished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. Elevated ceiling
in living room, eat-in kitchen. Large outdoor shed.
Peek of Gulf, steps to beach. Located in Sandpiper
Mobile Resort senior park, (905) 623-0881.

BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course
at beautiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island,
Trinidad in the Caribbean. 1,694 square feet.
Excellent rental market. Asking $229,000, ap-
praised at $241,000. Call Rick at 778-1102 or
727-5873.

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer.
$45,000. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


THE BIG PICTURE

It's all about real estate!


Professional Hardworking

Attention to details

Call Marianne Correll
at Island Real Estate

(941) 778-6066


RARELY AVAILABLE Updated
Shell Point 2BR/2BA condo. Tile,
carpet, parquet flooring. $298,000.
Geoff Wall, 778-0700.


BOATERS WELCOME 2BR/
1BA, Island home with dock and
21-ft. boat included. $334,500.
Gall Tutewiler, 778-0700.


WATERFRONT 214 S. Harbor
Dr., Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA,
fireplace. $559,000. Becky
Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.


SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME
4BR+ den. Close to beach. Boat
slip available. $449,900.' Gail
Tutewiler, 778-0700.


AFFORDABLE CONDO. Beauti-
fully turnkey furnished. 2BR, views
of bay/Gulf. Social clubhouse,
heated pool. $189,000. 778-0700.





CAN'T FIND YOUR DREAM?
Build it here. Exclusive northwest
Bradenton. Becky Smith or Elfi
Starrett, 778-0700.


LAKEFRONT PINE MEADOW
beauty! 4BR/3BA like new, caged
pool, overlooking lake. $329,000.
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700


BAYVIEW TERRACE 2BR ground-
floor unit in (rarely available) bayfront
complex. Steps to beach. $184,900.
Gall Tutewiler 778-0700.





LAUREL OAK PARK New ex-
ecutive 4BR/3BA pool home. Cul-
de-sac, private, lakefront loca-
tion. $357,353. Elfi Starret &
Becky Smith, 778-0700


Wedebrock Distinctive Rentals


BERMUDA BAY CLUB
Beautifully furnished 3BR
townhouses with pool and di-
rect beach and bay access.
$900/week or $2,700/month.


GULF WATCH Bay and Gulf. COQUINA MOORINGS
2BR, beach access across 2BR/2BA with den overlook-
the street, walk to eateries ing bay. Beach access, full
and historic "Bridge Street." amenities including boat
$650/week or $1,800/month. dock. $900/week.


The best news on Anna Maria

island -- Since 1992. The Islander


GREAT VACATION OR RENTAL HOME
2BR/2BA with views of Gulf from huge
desk and master bedroom. Nicely updated
including Mexican tile. Great location and
is in move-in condition. $399,000. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800.








RARE OPPORTUNITY Westbay Point and
Moorings 3BR/2BA first floor, end unit with
deeded covered parking. Pool, hot tub, ten-
nis and 26 acres of tropical splendor. Don't
miss this one! Reduced $350,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.


TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2BR condo
in choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to
shopping and restaurants. Very close td
the beach with some Gulf views. Rooffop
sundeck. $415,000. Call Denny Rauschl at
778-4800, 705-4800.


GREAT INVESTMENT Five-units in
Bradenton Beach. Four 1BR units and a
darling historic 2BR/2BA house with hard-
wood floors. Less than a block from the
beach. $629,000. Call Jane Grossman or
Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 778-4451.


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CANALFRONT
3BR/3BA, Seawall, dock, easy access
to Tampa Bay. Quiet street, cul-de-sac.
.$459-960- $429,950.
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ROSER COTTAGE
CIRCA 1912


This charming Island home is structurally
sound and ready for restoration. Ideal loca-
tion for your gallery, boutique or salon. ROR
zoning allows for mixed use. Work from home
in the village of Anna Maria, all within steps
of the Anna Maria City Pier and Tampa Bay.
Own a piece of history! Offered at $485,000.


SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294











ENCHANTING PLAYA ENCANTADA
Don't miss this charming 2BR/2BA, fully furnished
condominium overlooking the tennis courts and so
close to the ocean that you can glimpse the Gulf from
the front entryway. Decorated in a cheerful blue and
white decor with Florida-style rattan, this spacious
hideaway offers a fully equipped galley-style kitchen,
ceiling fans, new Berber carpeting and a spacious
walk-in closet plus utility area with stack washer and
dryer. There is also a ceramic tiled foyer, kitchen and
baths plus an expansive sun deck perfect for catch-
ing the Gulf breezes and sunsets! Priced to sell at
only $329,000. Don't miss it!













PERICO BAY CLUB BEAUTY
This impeccable 2BR/2BA apartment overlooks the
erene Perico Bay bird sanctuary and picturesque
boardwalk, offering a bright and private westerly ex-
posure. Amenities of this conveniently located first-
floor unit include a ceramic-tiled foyer, kitchen and
bath, ceiling fans, fully equipped eat-in kitchen with
handy pass thru to living/dining area, fully tiled and en-
closed Florida room with tranquil estuary views and
a wonderful master suite with room for an office nook,
walk-in closet and spacious bathroom with double
vanities. Other features include custom pleated
shades, lovely wall coverings and a Jacuzzi tub in the
guest bath. Reasonably priced at only $199,900.
Don't miss this marvelous, tastefully decorated and
beautifully appointed hideaway!
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


Frank Davis
Broker






Melinda Bordes
Realtor


Marianne Correll
Realtor


Bob Fittro
Realtor


Richard Freeman
Realtor


Bill Jones
Broker/Salesperson






Jon Kent
Realtor






Tom Nelson
Realtor






Nick Patsios
Broker/Salesperson






Chris Shaw
Realtor


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Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor


WATERFRONT HOMES

622 Emerald Lane .......NEW $539,000

909 N. Shore Blvd.......NEW $899,500

621 Concord Lane ........... $499,000

505 67th St. .................... $459,000

616 Emerald Lane ........... $569,000

525 67th St .................. $499,500

684 Key Royale Drive ..... $695,000

632 Key Royale Drive ..... $529,000

509 68th Street ............ $439,000

722 Key Royale Dr........ $625,000

715 Holly Rd ...........NEW $594,900


510 68th St.............NEW $489,000


ISLAND HOMES,
CONDOS & LOTS


Sun Plaza West #201 ...... $425,000

140 50th St.................. $489,500

509 S. Bay Blvd ............. $659,000

1103 Gulf Dr. South ......... $535,000

409 Spring Ave lot .......... $249,500

Sunbow Bay #204........... $259,000

Beachwalk Townhomes New Project from... $484,900

409 Bay Palms Drive....... $349,500

113 75th St.................... $649,000

214 83rd Street............ $329,000

710 North Shore lot ........ $299,000


DUPLEXES


405 N. Bay Blvd............ $629,000


MAINLAND


116 22nd St. W.............. $239,000

3948 Mariners Way......... $439,900

2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000

2+ Acre Estate ........... $1,490,000

11332 Perico Isle Cir .. NEW $350,000

1100 Imperial Dr, #201 .. NEW $375,000


DIAL DARCIE DUNCAN!
Your Real Estate Specialist
941-779-0304 1866-779-0304
www.teamduncan.com



#DUUNCAN
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ENJOY COOL GULF BREEZES FROM
YOUR NEW DREAM HOME built on this lot
on the north end of Anna Maria. Possible Gulf
view from an elevated house. Beach access
just steps away. Don't miss this great buy.
Just listed at $274,900.

ANNUAL RENTALS
3BR/2BA ground-level canalfront home
with circular drive. Central heat and air,
washer/dryer and garage. Over 1,700
sq.ft. Very clean and ready to go.
$1,700/month, plus utilities.
2BR ground-level home. Central heat
and air, washer/dryer hook-up, garage
and carport, nice yard. $1,100/month
(includes lawn and trash).

Call Carol Saulnier for rentals ...




REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA f ^
778-0455
9906 Gulf Drive
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com







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GOOD NEIGHBORS
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perfumes
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13 Fagade part
20 1954 title role for Audrey
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22 Clinton, once
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24 Socratic conclusions?
25 Money in reserve
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songwriter
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32 Early afternoon time
34 Pulitzer Prize category
38 Bothers
41 Shipwreck cause,
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43 Christmas decorations
47 Featured vocalists'
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48 Caduceus creatures
50 Due follower
51 Grenoble's department
52 At _(befuddled)
54 Draft picks
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56 Oscar nominee Zellweger
57 "When Iwas a ...
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60 Took on again, as a
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62 Archipelago makeup:
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64 Cartoonist Adidams
65 Hardy English sheep
67 The Hardy Boys'
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71 Speck
72 Play ball
76 Bazookas, basically
77 "I've had it!"
inspiration
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81 Command post:
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writers
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84 Place for a
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85 It could be to the left
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86 "Gunsmoke" star
88 Give an effort
89 "American Beauty"
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90 Bitty bite
92 Pupil's place
93 Must
95 Group of gods led by
Odin
96 Medium setting
98 Chef Emeril
103 Designer's concern
105 Dentists may take
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108 Rob of "The West
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109 Sweet Italian wine
112 Upstairs window
113 In the center
115 Mopey one
116 Put on a pedestal
117 Break down
118 Leotard and
Silhouette, e.g.



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120 Egypt's Lake

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2 Occult science
3 Diamond flaw?
4 Skin disease
5 Collected sayings
6 Sung syllables
7 Abbr. on a soda bottle
8 City founded by Pizarro
9 Storyteller
10 "Will & Grace" actress
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12 Winding path
13 Cinematic barbarian
14 They've split
15 Barn dance moves
16 Lewinsky was one
17 Tell it like it isn't
18 Not be up-to-date
19 Geom. measure
28 Store total
29 Low-fat meat providers
31 Petitions
33 In a defensible manner
35 Preventing stoppages
36 Down in the dumps
37 Unalaska residents
39 Unwavering
40 Heaps
42 Girls"
43 Transportation to
N.Y.C.
44 "Amazing Grace"
ending
45 Site of an 1814 treaty
46 Sweet toppings
49 Cryptographer's need
53 Dieter's desire
55 Regatta
58 Suffix with telegraph
59 Edible holiday gift
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65 Arm of the Antarctic
Ocean
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67 Yellow
68 Parthenon honoree
69 Rich chocolate dessert
70 Entree covered with
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73 Deaf as_
74 Parquet alternative
75 German river


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Berman
78 Marvel superhero
group
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87 Costa Rica's capital
91 Tries to buy
94 17th-century
explorer
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97 Cafe handout
99 Actors Robert and


Antony
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106 Roger of "Cheers"
107 Black Knights of
college football
109 U.K. honor
110 Cercle et Carre artist
111 Outback jumper
112 N.Y.P.D. employee
114 Character in "Bambi"


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